#AceWorldNews – KABUL – May 26 – US President Barack Obama has paid a surprise visit to American troops stationed in Afghanistan, as the US marks the Memorial Day weekend.
During the visit to Bagram Air Base, Obama said that he was close to taking a decision on the number of US soldiers that will remain in Afghanistan post 2014 withdrawal deadline.
A bilateral deal between Kabul’s new president and Washington needs to be signed before Americans will stay to train Afghan security forces and conduct counter-terrorism missions.
A run-off in the Afghan presidential election will be held in June.
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