Britain exits troubled Afghan town
The troops left 'because of the sustained period of calm,' Laity said, adding that Afghan security forces answerable to the Afghan government would now be in charge of security there. 'There has not been any contact with the Taliban and they are not involved in this.'
Official heartened by Afghans' wish for peace
Under the agreement, troops would not launch offensives in the area. In return, the elders would press the Taliban to stop attacks, a NATO spokesman said.
someone wake up the NATO laison to the DIAG Forum. he's got an initiative to squash before it cuts into his lunch hour.
hope it lasts.