Afghanistan's Loya Jirga assembly
voted on Sunday in favour of a crucial security deal with the
United States, a deputy speaker said, a deal that would pave the
way for US troops to remain in the country after 2014.
The verdict was read out ater 50 committees made up of about
2,500 elders, tribal leaders and other influential people had
made their final address to the gathering. Not one objected to
signing the deal.