Afghan Lawmakers Approve Security Accords with US, NATO

November 23, 2014 2:26 PM

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Afghanistan's lower house of parliament has approved agreements with the United States and NATO allowing international forces to remain in the country past the end of this year, amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants.

The accords permit the U.S. and NATO to keep 12,000 troops in Afghanistan to support local forces.

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