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Thursday, September 21, 2006

At the General Assembly tensions rise over growing insurgency in Afghanistan

Tensions between Afghanistan and Pakistan were clearly manifest during the opening meetings of the UN General Assembly. In his address to the General Assembly on Thursday, Afghan President Hamid Karzai expressed deep concern over the growing insurgency in his country. He warned that US-led military operations inside Afghanistan are not enough, and that the international community must act to eradicate terrorism by destroying terrorist sanctuaries outside of Afghanistan. Karzai’s government has often accused Pakistan of harboring neo-Talibans within its borders.
Pervez Musharraf, the Pakistani president, renounced accusations holding his country responsible for the ongoing violence in Afghanistan. He told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that “the problem lies in Afghanistan” and in the Afghan government’s lack of understanding of transformations taking place inside the insurgency in Afghanistan.

For full story, see RFE/RL NEWSLINE Vol. 10, No. 175, Part III, 21 September 2006 at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.


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