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Terror war needs renewed global consensus: CEO

Terror war needs renewed global consensus: CEO

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Sep 11, 2017 - 17:34

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Monday said terrorism remained a threat to humanity and some countries in the region 16 years after the 9/11 attack.

Presiding over a Cabinet meeting in Kabul, Abdullah said after the 9/11 incident, US assistance and cooperation with Afghanistaninfo-icon began and that cooperation was ongoing till date.

The CEO said the new US strategy was warmly welcomed by the government and people of Afghanistan as “a positive sign.”

He said support to the people and government of Afghanistan till the end in the fight against terrorism was one of the major parts of the new US policy.

He said the US policy would also impact corruption, implementing reforms and continuation of cooperation with Afghanistan and regional countries.

Abdullah said: “Cooperation of the international community and among our security forces will be more effective if we ensure unity among our people.”

He urged a renewed global consensus on the war against terrorism and said the people of Afghanistan could reach their desired goals with the help of Allah and assistance of the global community in the fight against terrorism.

Deputy presidential spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazavi said terrorism continued to claim precious lives 16 years after the 9/11 attack.

“Militant groups transformed during this period and their method and tactics of war also changed,” he said.

He said Afghanistan was the frontline state in the war on terror and regional countries were expected to behave in more responsible manner in the fight against terrorism.

After the terrorist attack on the Worldinfo-icon Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon on 9/11/2001, an international military alliance led by the US and NATOinfo-icon was formed to overthrow the Talibaninfo-icon regime who sheltered the mastermind of the attack, Osama Bin Laden.

So far 3,480 foreign forces, including 2,346 Americans, have been killed in Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism since 2001.

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