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"Nato's secretary general said the Taliban would not be allowed simply to wait for foreign forces to leave, saying Nato would remain committed.
Nato would stay "as long as it takes", Anders Fogh Rasmussen said."
"Despite agreeing to transfer military control to Afghanistan by 2014, Mr Rasmussen said this would not be a signal for the Taliban to claim victory.
"One thing must be very clear - Nato is in this for the long term," he said.
"We will not transition until our Afghan partners are ready. We will stay after transition in a supporting role.
"If the enemies of Afghanistan have the idea that they can wait it out until we leave, they have the wrong idea. We will stay as long as it takes to finish our job.""