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US official: talks on Kyrgyzstan base continue

A senior U.S. official said Friday that negotiations are continuing with Kyrgyzstan over a key American air base that the Central Asian country has ordered U.S. forces to leave this year. The base provides support for military operations in Afghanistan and its potential closure poses a challenge to President Barack Obama’s plan to send up to 30,000 additional troops to Afghanistan this year to fight surging Taliban and al-Qaida violence. Full Story

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