June 18th, 2013
03:35 AM ET

Afghan forces take over security

[Updated at 10:06 a.m. ET] Could the end of the war in Afghanistan be in sight? A flash of hope flickered at the end of the tunnel Tuesday.

Afghan forces formally took over security responsibilities for their violence-plagued country from NATO-led troops on Tuesday, marking a key transition in the long and costly war.

President Hamid Karzai also announced that a government group dedicated to Afghan peace and reconciliation will go to the Gulf state of Qatar and participate in talks with the Taliban militant group - long the adversary of the Afghan and coalition soldiers trying to keep order in the nation.


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  1. chrissy

    Good means we are that much closer to getting the hell outta there!

    June 18, 2013 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Hopefully @chrissy if the likes Of Mccain,Graham &Co don't have their way.

    June 18, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. wut

    It is already becoming another Islamic totalitarian theocracy filled with violence and insanity. Religion deserves no respect.

    June 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    @ Wut, well ill pray that you reconsider that statement very carefully before judgement day!

    June 19, 2013 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
  5. ronvan

    And lets make sure that ALL of our military come home! WHY leave a "token" force on the ground when all it will result in is asking for help when the Afgan forces get into a little trouble? Let THEM take care of themselves! Sadly, when we leave, the sooner the better, I think we will see them return to their "normal" ways of life, like killing each other off!

    June 19, 2013 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. le

    this is funny, right now there is a gunfight at the afgan presidential palace. This is big news, it should be on a big sight like cnn. I geuss since the u.s is basically done with them they can forget about the place.

    June 24, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |