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URGENT ¥¥¥ Kabul welcomes Obama's troop withdrawal plan

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

The Afghan government on Wednesday welcomed President Barack Obama's announcement that the United States will withdraw 34,000 troops from the war-torn country over the next year.

"We welcome this," Defence Ministry spokesman Gen Mohammad Zahir Azimi told AFP. "We will take all security responsibilities by the end of 2013."

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/urgent-kabul-welcomes-obamas-troop-withdrawal-plan