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Afghanistan: U.S.-led coalition formally ends 13-year combat mission
Afghanistan: U.S.-led coalition formally ends 13-year combat mission

International military forces formally ended their combat mission in Afghanistan on Sunday after more than 13 years even as deadly violence continued in parts of the country. The U.S.-led coalition known as the International Security Assistance Force lowered its green and white flag at its Kabul headquarters at 2:22 p.m. in a small ceremony marking the transition to a smaller mission focused on training and counterterrorism. In a statement, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the 40-nation coalition was not “walking away” from Afghanistan when its combat mission officially expires Wednesday. “As we complete the international combat mission at the end of 2014,...

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