Transcript for Thousands of Afghan Delegates to Vote on US Military Deal
Future in the US involvement in Afghanistan is being discussed right now in Kabul troops could be on the ground for the next decade and even beyond -- -- -- agreement that's still must be approved by 3000 member Council of Elders ABC's -- -- joining us now from Kabul with details moment. Well good morning John. -- and they're very big week here and Afghanistan the future of the entire US mission here rests on what happens. In the next few days nearly 3000 Afghan delegates from across the country. Are gathering in the -- public tends to debate whether the US should stay here after the mission officially end sometime next year. It's called -- Loya Jirga basically a public assembly and for centuries is how Afghans have been settling their disputes. The delegates will be voting on a document that spells out the relationship between America and Afghanistan. Some of the highlights include nine American bases still here in Afghanistan full freedom to move American troops in and out of the country. And one of the more controversial points full immunity for soldiers in other words when they commit something wrong they cannot be prosecuted. Under Afghan law. Now since this war began -- more than 2000 American soldiers have given their lives. With so many historic moments -- would have seen that the most important moment in the mission would come not on the battlefield but in a public tents were Afghans will be voting. That vote is expected on Sunday John and Diana.
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