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International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan
The Afghan government is set to decide on whether to grant immunity from prosecution for all US troops remaining in Afghanistan after the 2014 withdrawal. The US demands full immunity for any US troops that remain in the Islamic country.
"The issue of immunity is under discussion (and) it is going to take eight to nine months before we reach agreement," Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on January 14 after returning from a meeting with US President Barack Obama in Washington.
The Afghan government rejected an initial US proposal regarding the immunity of its troops in the country.
Obama's administration has been considering leaving a force of between 3,000 and 9,000 troops in Afghanistan to conduct counterterrorism operations and provide training and assistance for Afghan forces.