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Agreement in Afghanistan offers hope

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/04/2011

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Jim Michaels

"Influential local elders in one of southern Afghanistan's deadliest regions have agreed to stop insurgent attacks and to expel foreign militants from their area, raising hopes that a growing number of civilians are turning on the Taliban and supporting Afghan and coalition forces.

""We are cautiously optimistic of this agreement and will monitor whether it leads to reduced insurgent influence and a rejection of illicit activity," Marine Maj. Gen. Richard Mills, commander of forces in southwest Afghanistan, said in a statement.

"The agreement centers on Sangin, one of the Taliban's remaining pockets of resistance in southern Helmand province, a former Taliban stronghold."

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"Agreement in Afghanistan offers hope", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 22/07/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/agreement-in-afghanistan-offers-hope