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Obama in surprise visit to Afghanistan

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Khaama Press
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US President Barack Obama has made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan.

He was flown into Bagram airfield – home to a key US base – near Kabul.

Mr Obama is expected to speak to American troops and hold talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai about the conflict with the Taliban insurgency.

The visit comes a year after Mr Obama ordered the deployment of an extra 30,000 US troops in Afghanistan. He is expected to receive a report on the new strategy later this month.

It is Mr Obama’s second visit to Afghanistan as president – the first was in March.

A recent Pentagon report found violence had reached an all-time high, with clashes up fourfold since 2007. It said progress had been “uneven”, with only modest gains against the insurgents.

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