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The United States has urged Australia not to lose sight of the progress made in Afghanistan after the deaths of five diggers this week.
Three Australian soldiers were killed in a shooting attack by a rogue Afghan soldier on Wednesday, the same day two Australian troops died in a helicopter crash in the country.
"We cannot afford to see Afghanistan turn back into a haven for terrorism that threatens us all."
Originally posted by paddymelon
reply to post by daaskapital
My own interpretation is that we stay put until the Yanks give us permission to leave Afghanistan.
Originally posted by Dr Expired
Haven't most of the Taliban resettled in Australia?
Oh of course that couldn't happen our security forces can tell a good Afghanistan man from a bad one right?
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has condemned what he called a 'unilateral operation' by Australian troops in southern Uruzgan province, saying it breached an agreement with NATO.
Karzai was responding to an apparent Australian operation on Friday in which a tribal elder, Raz Mohammad Khan, 70, and his son Abdul Jalil, 30, were killed.
'Raz Mohammad ... had no relationship with the government or the militants. He and his son were the victims of wrong reports received by Australian troops regarding (their) relations with the Taliban,' said Abdullah Hemmat, the provincial spokesman.