U.S. sees progress "slowly but surely" in Afghan war and Pakistan is seeking support from.
Kabul, July 25 .- The head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs, Michael Mullen today said in Kabul that the Afghan war progressing "slowly but surely" and dnded the need to "restore confidence" in Pakistan to obtain fruits mission in the military and dismantle the terrorist networks at the border.
In a press conference in the Afghan capital, where he arrived after, buy mafia wars items, a visit to Islamabad, Mullen explained that the goal of foreign forces is to reverse the war situation this year with a great display in the southern provinces of Helmand and Kandahar, the nerve centers of the Taliban movement.
The offensive launched in February in Helmand, Afghan opium nursery, still has "progress", though the admiral admitted that the Afghan authorities have not, sto credits, been implemented "as soon" as the military command expected.
Mullen, who today met with the commander in chief of the foreign forces, General David Petraeus, he added that "military campaign" in neighboring Kandahar, the Taliban's spiritual center, "continues" but recalled that there are still effective for come to Afghanistan to complete the total quota of 150,000 soldiers and bolster the military power abroad.
Repeated, tera gold, July 2011 date mentioned by the president Barack Obama will mark the "beginning of the transition" from military control the assignment of Afghan forces, but the number of foreign troops began to leave the country depends on the situation on the ground, repeat.
"Nobody is looking for the exit door of Afghanistan or the region," said the admiral, who underscored that Washington will have troops deployed in the Central Asian country well beyond this date.
Mullen, that morning visited the troops deployed in southern Afghanistan, agreed that the goal of Afghan forces to assume military control in late 2014-commitment by President Hamid Karzai in Kabul Conference, it is possible but not "easy."
To reap the gains, particularly to hit the dome of terrorist organizations in the tribal areas of Pakistan, Mullen bet to continue working with the Pakistani intelligence service (ISI).
The soldier I believe that Osama Bin Laden and his right hand man, Ayman al Zawahiri, took refuge in Pakistan, but recalled that the U.S. does not have information from the intelligence services about for years.
Beyond this, said he discussed with the ISI the need to "focus" on other groups that have organized violent terrorist attacks as the Haqqani network or Lashkar-e-Toiba, which is "moving toward the west."
Mullen admitted that the U.S. relationship with Pakistan, and also with Afghanistan, has been hampered due to lack of confidence "because of" those moments when America was there and then he left, "in allusion to the war between the Soviets and the mujahideen backed by the ISI and the CIA in the 1980s.
He also acknowledged the "unusual circumstances" of the disappearance of two American soldiers who left a complex of Kabul on Friday, saying that we are making a great effort to find them.
The Taliban movement lay claim yesterday, Saturday, which they had been captured in the eastern province of Logar, but today said it had killed one of them and kept undercustody to the other.
The disappearance of the soldiers has been accompanied by rumors that were in a civilian vehicle, something that suggested to local authorities which are not military, and ventured to enter a district under Taliban control after ignoring Afghan forces tried stopping them.
But in the northeast province of Nuristan, several days of fighting claimed the lives of 50 rebels and three policemen, according to the Ministry of Interior.
The provincial governor, Jamaludin Badar, AIP agency assure that the Taliban seized the capital last night Nuristani of Bargi Matal district, bordering Pakistan, after Afghan forces withdrew to check the armed power of the fundamentalists.
Hours later ISAF International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) of NATO react to this information and said in a statement Afghan commandos supported by U.S. special forces killed a "large group of insurgents," two days ago in Nuristan, without alluded to yesterday.
NATO can assure you that the town of Awlagul, in that Bargi Matal district, has been "cleansed" of insurgents, but without rrence to the mountainous capital of the district, which has changed hands several times over the last few months.
During the month of June the number of foreign military casualties peaked (102), reflecting one of the hardest moments of the Afghan war, despite the touted "road map" for talks with Afghan insurgents. Amp / ik