The New York Times says resident Barack Obama has signed a classified order extending the role of US troops in Afghanistan for another year More
British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the toll includes more than 50 civilians, five of them women and eight of them children More
November 22, 2014 6:29 AM
A leading U.S. newspaper says U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a classified order extending the role of U.S. troops in Afghanistan for another year.
The New York Times said in a report posted late Friday on its website the order "ensures" American troops will have "a direct role in fighting in the war-ravaged country for at least another year."
Obama had said earlier this year the U.S. military would not have a combat role in Afghanistan in 2015. He had said the 9,800 remaining troops in Afghanistan would be limited to training Afghan troops and searching for members of al-Qaida.........................................
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