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ABOVE: Afghanistan and the United States have signed a long-awaited security pact that will allow US forces to remain in the country past the end of year. At a ceremony on Tuesday in the capital, Kabul, newly appointed national security adviser Mohmmad Hanif Atmar signed the document alongside US Ambassador James Cunningham. Features English sound from Cunningham. 

KABUL – Afghanistan and the United States signed a security pact on Tuesday to allow U.S. forces to remain in the country past the end of year, ending a year of uncertainty over the fate of foreign troops supporting Afghans as they take over responsibility for the country’s security.

Afghan, American and NATO leaders welcomed the deal, which will allow about 10,000 American troops to stay in the country after the international combat mission ends Dec. 31. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai had refused to sign it despite U.S. threats of a full withdrawal…

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