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US plans to keep 10,000 troops in Afghanistan post-pullout
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London, Nov. 26 (ANI): President Barack Obama's administration has planned to keep around 10,000 US troops in Afghanistan after formal combat operations in that country end in 2014.

Citing unnamed senior US officials, the Wall Street Journal said the plan is in line with recommendations given by commander of US and international forces in Afghanistan General John Allen, who has proposed a force between 6,000 and 15,000 US troops.

According to, the planned force will conduct training and counterterrorism operations after the NATO mission in Afghanistan formally ends in 2014.

About 67,000 US troops are currently deployed in Afghanistan alongside 37,000 coalition troops and 337,000 local soldiers and police that make up the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), the report said.

The United States and Afghanistan launched crucial talks on No


Added: Nov-26-2012 Occurred On: Nov-26-2012
By: BekasKhan
Tags: Afghanistan, Occupation, by, US, NATO, Taliban, Pakistan, terrorist, Punjabi, ISI, Al, Qaeda, Iran, Intel, India, Haqqani, Shia's, Hazaras
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