U.S. General John Allen tells @RadioAzadi: ”We are not going to abandon Afghanistan again. The United States is not going to abandon Afghanistan and the international community is not going to abandon Afghanistan. That is the purpose of the Strategic Partnership Agreement.”
- U.S. General John Allen, the NATO-ISAF commander in Afghanistan, speaking Tuesday (April 17) in an interview with RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan in Brussels.
@AzadiRadio interviews #NATO #ISAF spokesman Jacobson on protests against Koran burning: “It is a clear mistake. It is just not understanding what it meant to take religious material for destruction and in particular, to have Korans involved in it. It is a very clear mistake.”
Photo by Radio Azadi’s Sayaed Jan Sabawoon.
Photos by Radio Azadi’s Daud Wafa and Sayaed Jan Sabawoon.
Radio Azadi’s correspondent in Jalalabad says the shots were fired by members of the Afghan National Police who were trying to contain the surging crowd.
Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid, a noted author on Taliban and Al-Qaeda militancy in the region, speaking today in a phone interview with RFE/RL’s Abubakar Siddique about a classified NATO report obtained by news organizations in Afghanistan saying Taliban and other militants receive support from elements within Pakistan’s intelligence services.
Pakistanis watch fuel trucks that were set ablaze in the Bolan district of Baluchistan Province on December 12
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani says his country’s blockade of NATO supply lines into Afghanistan — ordered in retaliation for a deadly NATO helicopter attack in Pakistan — is likely to stay in place for weeks…[READ MORE]
Sampling Pakistani Views Ahead Of Bonn Conference
Ahead of today’s Bonn’s Conference on Afghanistan’s future, RFE/RL Radio Mashaal’s Daud Khattak sat down with a number of prominent Pakistani intellectual and political figures to discuss prospects for security and stability in Afghanistan and the region. Watch the video interviews with some of those experts here.
In the video above, Senator Afrasiab Khattak, provincial chief of the Awami National Party (ANP), spoke about peace in Afghanistan and the Bonn Conference: