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Afghan forces to take over security nationwide

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President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday announced that Afghan security forces would take over responsibility for the entire country, a major milestone as the NATO-led war effort winds down.

"Our security and defence forces will now be in the lead," he said in a speech. "From here, all security responsibility and all security leadership will be taken by our brave forces."

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/afghan-forces-take-over-security-nationwide