Obama must decide on US troop levels in Afghanistan: Ghani

 Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Monday that any decision on how many US troops should remain in Afghanistan next year was up to his US counterpart Barack Obama.

Kabul: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Monday that any decision on how many US troops should remain in Afghanistan next year was up to his US counterpart Barack Obama.

Obama will host Ghani on Tuesday at the White House and is expected to announce plans to slow down the pace of a scheduled withdrawal of the 10,000-strong US force left in the war-ravaged country.

Asked how many American forces he would like to see remain, Ghani said: "The question of numbers is a decision for the president of the United States, and that decision will be made by Obama."

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