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December 5, 2022

David Petraeus hands over Afghanistan command

Gen David Petraeus, US commander of Nato troops in Afghanistan, has handed responsibility for the military campaign there to his successor, Gen John Allen, BBC reports. Gen Petrae­us, who is returning to the US to run the CIA, oversaw last year’s surge of US troops to Afghanistan. The transition comes hours after a close aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai died in an attack in Kabul. Earlier on Sunday, Nato handed control of Bamiyan province to local forces.

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