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US hands over Afghan district after 'abuse' row

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The US military pulled out of a strategic district in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday as part of a deal with President Hamid Karzai, who alleged that soldiers had mistreated locals. 

US soldiers stand guard at the Maidan Shar military base in Afghanistan's Wardak province on January 11, 2011. The US military has pulled out of the strategic district in eastern Afghanistan as part of a deal with President Hamid Karzai, who alleged that soldiers had mistreated locals.

Karzai had at first accused Afghan militia working with elite Uo focus on unproven claims of "harassment" by American troops.S units of torturing and murdering civilians, but later changed his allegations t

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