Monday, December 15, 2014

Ex-ISI Chief Talks about Afghanistan

The former head of the Pakistan Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI), General Hamid Gul, has stated that the Taliban-led insurgency will continue to persist if U.S. forces remain in Afghanistan. Gul said that the complete withdrawal of US forces is the foremost prerequisite for peace in Afghanistan. He also stated that the Afghan people will never tolerate occupation of their land and will continue to fight back. Of course, it is well-known that the ISI is a major supporter of the Haqqani Network and other anti-Afghan government insurgent groups; so his remarks are not a surprise. Read more in "Insurgency to continue if US forces stay in Afghanistan: Ex-ISI chief", Khaama Press, December 14, 2014.

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