Friday, 22 May 2015

Stretched Afghan army falls back on militias to help defend Kunduz

It may also signal a compromise of sorts for President Ashraf Ghani's administration, which had been trying to curb the influence of so-called "mujahideen" strongmen who held key positions in former President Hamid Karzai's government.
Ghani's spokesman, Ajmal Abidy, denied that the Kunduz recruitment amounted to re-arming mujahideen militias.
"What is being considered is selective voluntary citizens' participation in the defence of the country against terrorists," he said in a statement. Link

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