Karzai weary of coalition troops in Afghanistan

Posted on March 15, 2012

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has told US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta that his country’s security forces will be ready to take full control of the country in 2013: a year earlier than previously planned.  The declaration came today, just days after the killing of 16 Afghan civilians by a US soldier. In addition to an anticipated withdrawal from the country, the Afghan leadership has suggested that coalition troops should be removed from small village outposts and confined to the larger bases.

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