Afghanistan will not be a repeat of Iraq: Karzai

June 19, 2014 - 1:56:21 am



KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has dismissed suggestions that his country could descend into the same chaos as Iraq when US-led troops pull out and leave the national police and army to impose security.

Both countries have been at the centre of US wars, and are plagued by insurgencies fighting against local security forces trained by the American military.

“Never, not all,” Karzai told the BBC when asked whether what was happening in Iraq could happen in Afghanistan.

In an interview released yesterday, he said the Al Qaeda militant group no longer had a presence in Afghanistan.AFP

KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has dismissed suggestions that his country could descend into the same chaos as Iraq when US-led troops pull out and leave the national police and army to impose security.

Both countries have been at the centre of US wars, and are plagued by insurgencies fighting against local security forces trained by the American military.

“Never, not all,” Karzai told the BBC when asked whether what was happening in Iraq could happen in Afghanistan.

In an interview released yesterday, he said the Al Qaeda militant group no longer had a presence in Afghanistan.AFP

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