US, NATO forces hold ceremony marking end of Afghan combat mission

December 8, 2014 10:12 AM

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US, NATO forces hold ceremony marking end of Afghan combat mission

December 7, 2014: US military forces listen to U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaking at Tactical Base Gamberi in eastern Afghanistan. Hagel was winding up a two day visit, his last to Afghanistan as secretary of defense. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, Pool)

The U.S. and NATO ceremonially ended their combat mission in Afghanistan on Monday, 13 years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks sparked their invasion of the country to topple the Taliban-led government.

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