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Report: U.S., Afghanistan Reach Security Pact, Deal to Be Presented to Tribal Assembly

ArmyChopperThe U.S. and Afghanistan have reached a security partnership agreement that will take effect after the U.S. pulls out its military troops from the Central Asian country in 2014, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday.

Shashank Bengali and David Zucchino write Secretary of State John Kerry refused to give details of the pact, which is pending approval from Afghanistan’s parliament and a tribal assembly called the Loya Jirga serving as an advisory body to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

A draft document that contains the positions of both the U.S. and Afghanistan on night raid operations in Afghan residential areas will be presented to the Loya Jirga delegates, according to the report.

Aimal Faizi, Karzai’s spokesman, told LA Times that the document will authorize U.S. troops to conduct night raids in residential territories under certain conditions related to the safety of soldiers.

The U.S. also intends to deploy military advisors who will train Afghan forces and perform logistics aid beyond 2014, the report says.

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