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Karzai: NATO should pull back to big bases

By Amir Shah and Sebastian Abbot - The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Mar 15, 2012 9:41:32 EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's president, angered by a U.S. soldier's alleged killings of 16 civilians, demanded Thursday that international troops pull out of villages and rural areas to main bases and let Afghan forces take the lead for countrywide security in 2013, a year ahead of schedule.

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