'Al Qaeda will not be allowed to reorganise'

Isaf and Nato won't allow al Qaeda to reorganise its sanctuaries along the Pak-Afghan border, said General David Petraeus.


Express July 01, 2010

Isaf and Nato will not allow al Qaeda to reorganise its sanctuaries along the Pak-Afghan border, said General David Petraeus at a joint briefing with the Nato chief in Brussels, Belgium.

The new chief of US and Nato forces in Afghanistan, also vowed to protect Afghan civilians from violence.

He said that although he was reviewing the rules of engagement, he was committed to reducing the loss of innocent civilian lives to an absolute minimum.

General Petraeus insisted he fully supports the current strategy, but will be looking closely at the details of how it is implemented.

The Nato chief said the alliance fully supported the Afghan mission.

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