Karzai says troop withdrawal date gave Taliban ‘morale boost’

September 9, 2010 04:57

Taliban leader Mullah Omar says his fighters are winning the war in Afghanistan and that the Nato-led campaign has been “a complete failure”.

BBC News


‘Nato has boosted its presence in Afghanistan to 150,000 soldiers in a bid to finally defeat militants.

However, the US has set July 2011 to begin withdrawal, if conditions allow.’

‘However, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that civilian casualties were undermining the counter-insurgency in his country.

He also said that US plans to begin withdrawing troops next year have given the Taliban “a morale boost”.’


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