Obama signals end to Afghan war

Hamid Karzai-Barack Obama

Karzai said that after 2014, American troops would remain in Afghanistan in limited numbers only at certain facilities, to continue its fight against Al-Qaeda and its affiliate terrorist organisations in the country.

The Afghan president announced progress on another testy issue between the two sides, saying the leaders had agreed to return of detention centres and terror suspects to Afghan control.

But, both Obama and Karzai were tight lipped on the size of foreign troop garrison in Afghanistan.

The US administration has asked Pentagon to come up with plans for a smaller and limited force levels in Afghanistan and US media reports have put the figure between 3,000-9,000.

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