Foreign forces must leave Afghan villages: Karzai
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:14PM
"I'm completely sure that the withdrawal of international forces in 2014 will give us more opportunity to provide more security,” he added.The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001 as part of Washington’s so-called war on terror. The offensive removed the Taliban from power, but the country is still plagued with insecurity. Foreign forces are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and hand over responsibility for the country’s security to the Afghan government. The US intends to maintain some forces in Afghanistan for “training and counter-terrorism operations.
"From our vision, the fight against terrorism is not in Afghanistan …That is why we do not want military operations in our villages, in our houses," the Afghan president said."We are the owners of this country. We should really show that we are the owners of this country,” Karzai added. FKO/MKA/HGH/IS