After 13 years and 3,500 international soldiers killed, NATO and President Obama declared an end to combat missions in Afghanistan, a largely symbolic announcement.
Officials of the International Security Assistance Force held a flag-lowering ceremony on Sunday. The next step of the mission, they said, is to train Afghan forces.
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