Obama pledges to end Afghanistan war by end of year

In an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, United States' President Barack Obama promised troops that America's longest war would come to an end this year.

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Obama pledges to end Afghanistan war by end of year

US President Barack Obama announces Afghanistan war to finish by year's end. Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

United States President Barack Obama has promised troops in Afghanistan that the war will come to a close by the end of 2014.

The Associated Press reported Mr Obama had said Afghan forces would be taking primary responsibility for the security of their country.

The President made the statement at an unannounced visit to Bagram Air Field ahead of the United States' Memorial Day holiday.

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