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Sticking points stall final US, Afghan post-combat pact

KABUL — Senior American and Afghan officials held talks Saturday to try to work out the details of a key pact signed a year ago that defines the future of the United States’ commitment to Afghanistan.

The Strategic Partnership Agreement outlines a set of principles and general commitments for relations between Washington and Kabul after 2014, when foreign combat troops are to withdraw from Afghanistan.

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