December 9, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 4353

Afghan Group Condemns Decision To Extend U.S. Military Presence in Afghanistan

December 9, 2011
Pakistan | Special Dispatch No. 4353

In a recent statement, a little-known Afghan organization called Afghanistan Peace and Independence Front (APIF) has condemned a decision by the Loya Jirga to allow U.S. troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014.

On November 16-19, 2011, about 2,000 Afghan elders from across the country participated in Loya Jirga (the grand meeting of elders) in Kabul, where it was decided to support the proposed Afghan-U.S. Strategic Partnership Agreement, which allows U.S. troops to be based in Afghanistan beyond 2014. ...

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