TODAY   |  June 18, 2013

Afghans take over security from US-led forces

U.S.-led international troops handed control of Afghanistan’s national security to local forces Tuesday – a moment President Hamid Karzai described as “historic.”

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>>> thank you. a major milestone this morning in the almost 12 year war in afghanistan . today afghan armed forces took the lead for security in that country. taking the hand from nato and the u.s. the president called it a historic moment. as of today, nato 's role becomes one of support.

>> we will continue to help afghan troops in operations if needed, but we will no longer plan, execute or lead these operations.

>>> by the end of 201 nato secretary general says nato 's combat mission there will be