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Afghanistan's Loya Jirga to debate future US security plans

An assembly of around 2,500 Afghan elders and notables is to discuss a long-awaited bilateral security agreement with the United States.

The Loya Jirga will focus on whether to grant immunity from prosecution to US troops after they end formal combat operations in Afghanistan next year.

This is a matter of continuing controversy in Afghanistan, as is the convocation of the jirga itself.

David Loyn reports from Kabul.

  • 20 Nov 2013
  • From the section Asia
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