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Meet terms or no deal, Karzai again tells U.S.

Posted: January 20, 2014 at 3:49 a.m.

An Afghan police walks ahead of members of civil society organizations for their protection as they march in a street, during an anti terrorism demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Hundreds of Afghans gathered outside a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul on Sunday to protest against Taliban attack that killed 21 people. The assault Friday by a Taliban bomber and two gunmen against the La Taverna du Liban restaurant was deadliest single attack against foreign civilians in the course of a nearly 13-year U.S.-led war there now approaching its end. They chanted slogans against terrorism as they laid flowers at the site of the attack. The dead included 13 foreigners and eight Afghans, all civilians. The attack came as security has been deteriorating and apprehension has been growing among Afghans over their country's future as U.S.-led foreign forces prepare for a final withdrawal at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan’s president demanded Sunday that the United States no longer carry out military operations or airstrikes and must jumpstart peace talks with the Taliban before his country signs a security deal to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan after this year.

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