2021-07-01

Former Afghan President Karzai: NATO’s military operations in Afghanistan ended in failure

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China News Service, July 1st. According to a report by the Russian Satellite Network on the 1st, former Afghan President Karzai believed that NATO troops’ activities in the country had failed because NATO’s operations only brought terrorism and Extremism is rampant.

According to reports, Karzai said in an interview: “The country is in conflict, and the Afghan people are experiencing tremendous suffering. How did the US and NATO exercises in our country lead to this situation? Those Those who came here 20 years ago in the name of combating extremism and terrorism not only failed to end all this, but also during their deployment, domestic extremism became more rampant. This is what I call failure.”

Former Afghan President Karzai: NATO’s military operations in Afghanistan ended in failure

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p > According to the report, Karzai believes that NATO and US forces should play a “stabilizing role” in the situation in Afghanistan, “rather than going deep into the Afghan countryside, bombing people or breaking into houses at night and killing the whole family.”

Karzai pointed out, “For the Afghan people, this mission in the name of combating extremism and achieving stability has failed, because the United States and NATO are responsible for their departure when it is time to leave. Leaving is already another issue. They should confirm that Afghanistan has achieved peace before leaving, but they have not done so.” According to previous reports, Karzai was interviewed by The Associated Press on June 20 Shi also criticized that the United States launched the war in Afghanistan and its military presence in Afghanistan for nearly 20 years did not bring stability, but placed the country in “complete shame and disaster.”

In October 2001, the United States launched a war in Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban regime. Karzai became the chairman of the interim government of Afghanistan in December of the same year and the president of the transitional government in June 2002. He was elected president in the first presidential election in 2004. He was re-elected in 2009 and stepped down in September 2014.

According to the agreement signed by the Taliban in February 2020 with the U.S. government led by the then U.S. President Trump, U.S. troops in Afghanistan and NATO troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan in phases. After visiting the White House, the U.S. government postponed the completion of the withdrawal of U.S. troops from May 1, 2021 to September 11.

With the successive withdrawal of US and NATO forces, the security situation in Afghanistan has continued to deteriorate, and the conflict between the Taliban and the Afghan government forces has intensified, resulting in a large number of civilian casualties.