Obama lands in Afghanistan on surprise visit to US troops

May 25, 2014 4:16 PM

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Obama lands in Afghanistan on surprise visit to US troops

BAGRAM AIR BASE: US President Barack Obama landed in Afghanistan on Sunday for a surprise Memorial Day weekend visit with US troops to thank forces who are preparing to withdraw after nearly 13 years of war.

Spirited out of Washington aboard Air Force One Saturday night, Obama flew for more than 13 hours for the brief visit of several hours to Bagram Air Base, the main US base in Afghanistan, where he was to receive a military briefing, speak to the troops, and visit wounded soldiers in a hospital.

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