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Afghan tribal meeting next month to decide on US pact

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About 3,000 Afghan tribal elders and civil leaders will gather in Kabul next month to decide the fate of a deal allowing some US troops to stay in the country after 2014, officials said Saturday. 

Hamid Karzai speaks during a loya jirga in Kabul on November 19, 2011

Organisers of the "loya jirga" said that leaders of the Taliban rebel group would be welcome to attend the event, which will be start between November 18-21 at a huge tented venue in the city.

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