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Afghan Grand Council Gathers in Kabul Despite Taliban Threats

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 7:35 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 2,000 Afghan politicians, tribal elders and community leaders are gathering in Kabul to attend the loya jirga, or grand council, despite Taliban threats to disrupt the meeting. In his opening speech Wednesday, President Hamid Karzai is set to outline the second phase of transferring security control from foreign to Afghan forces. Last month, […]

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Karzai to Announce Next Phase of Afghan Security Transition

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai is set to outline Wednesday the second phase of transferring security control from foreign to Afghan forces. President Karzai issued a statement Tuesday saying he will make the announcement at this week’s loya jirga in Kabul. The meeting of more than 2,000 Afghan politicians, tribal elders and community leaders begins Wednesday. […]

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