Afghanistan, U.S. reach deal on controversial night raids




 
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Afghanistan, U.S. reach deal on controversial night raids
 
April 8th, 2012  
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Afghanistan, U.S. reach deal on controversial night raids
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan and the United States reached a deal on Sunday to curb night raids on Afghan homes, giving Kabul a veto over the operations despised by most local people and clearing the way for a wider pact securing a U.S. presence. Night raids on suspected militants have helped fan rising anti-Western sentiment ahead of a withdrawal by most Western combat troops to be completed by 2014, but are backed by NATO commanders as a key anti-insurgent tactic. Their conduct had been one of the biggest hurdles in negotiations on a broader strategic pact governing a future U.S. ...




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