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Afghan leader meets Biden as US exit looms

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Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden promised Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani strong support during a White House meeting  Friday but made clear he was not planning to slow the US withdrawal after nearly two decades of fighting. Less than three months before his deadline for the removal of all troops, Biden told Ghani that Afghans had to determine their own fate even as they face a mounting offensive by Taliban insurgents. “The partnership between the United States and Afghanistan is not ending,” Biden said in the Oval Office. “Our troops may be leaving, but support for Afghanistan is not endi…

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