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No set date for NATO’s command of coalition in Afghanistan: US

It is difficult to say when NATO will take command of the coalition force in Afghanistan, the US ambassador said, after a top NATO general said the handover could be completed by August. NATO peacekeepers, currently based in northern and western Afghanistan, have started moving into the south, in a stage called phase III, to take over from a separate US-led coalition force. They are later due to move into the east, in phase IV, to take command of the entire foreign force that is trying to stabilise the war-ravaged country, including by fighting a Taliban-led insurgency and the massive drugs trade. Full Story

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