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Terrorism a serious threat to entire world, says Atmar

Terrorism a serious threat to entire world, says Atmar

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Jul 19, 2018 - 12:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar says terrorists pose a serious threat to the entire worldinfo-icon, not only to Afghans.

Atmar expressed the view while attending the 21st meeting of Joint Coordination and Monitoring Board (JCMB), attended by many foreign officials.

He tweeted on Wednesday: “The army will protect the areas that we clear and the special forces will have a clearly define role. We strongly believe our forces will only be able to deliver on this mission if we undertake serious reforms.”

Terrorist posed a serious threat to the world, not only to Afghans, the advisor wrote, saying the global fraternity and Afghanistaninfo-icon faced a common enemy and had a common objective.

In addition to local extremist groups, such as the Talibaninfo-icon and Haqqani networkinfo-icon, the Afghans were fighting three other categories of terrorists.

The first category included international global terrorist networks Al Qaeda and ISIS, the second regional terrorist and third Pakistani Taliban, he explained.

The terrorist tried this year to gain territory, weaken the government and its communication system, disrupt elections and spill over into Central Asia and other neighbours of Afghanistan. However, he added, they failed to achieve their objectives.

“We would work closely with our international partners, including Resolute Support (RS) mission while pursuing a peace strategy with Afghan networks,” he further wrote.

Management and development of forces, training and educationinfo-icon, increasing combat power, unity of command, counter-corruption and respect for human rights were major areas of reforms, the official concluded.

sa/mud

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