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Afghan tribal elders agree to US-Afghan security deal

The Loya Jirga, a traditional gathering of Afghan elders, voiced its support for the Bilateral Security Agreement and recommended signature by 2014.
Posted By JC Finley   |   Nov. 25, 2013 at 10:07 AM   |   Comments

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Nov. 25 (UPI) -- The US Department of State on Sunday applauded Afghan tribal elder support for the US-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement.

The Loya Jirga was comprised of 2,500 Afghan elders acting as delegates to review and approve the deal agreed upon by the United States and Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

The State Department noted that the "critical next step" is to get the BSA signed "in short order." The Loya Jirga, in addition to supporting the deal, recommend that the BSA be signed by 2014.

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