Dutch become 1st NATO member to quit Afghanistan

Afghan woman protesters chant slogans against NATO and US forces over the killing of Afghan civilians in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug 1, 2010. More than 400 demonstrators marched toward the presidential palace in Kabul to protest the alleged killing of 52 civilians by a NATO rocket strike in the south. NATO has disputed the report of civilian deaths. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)
August 1, 2010 6:11:19 PM PDT
The Netherlands became the first NATO country to end its combat mission in Afghanistan, drawing the curtain Sunday on a four-year operation that was deeply unpopular at home and even brought down a Dutch government.

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