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Afghan leader orders US special forces out of province

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AFP, 25 February 2013.
AFP quotes Martine van Bijlert on yesterday’s NSC order that US Special Forces leave Wardak within two weeks: “It appears to be an on-the-spot, emotional decision, based on a long-standing frustration that there are forces, Afghan and international, that are uncontrollable… It does not appear to be a calculated move as a part of the security agreement negotiations, although it should of course be seen in that context.”

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