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Afghan situation deteriorating: Hillary

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A file pitcure of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo: AP
A file pitcure of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Photo: AP

With the top American military commander in Afghanistan seeking an additional 40,000 troops, the US has acknowledged that the situation in the war-torn country is deteriorating and Taliban have the momentum now.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton agreed with the report of General Stanley McChrystal, Commander of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, on the situation in the war-torn country.

“I think that certainly as we have now seen, General McChrystal’s assessment was that it (situation) is deteriorating, that the Taliban have the momentum, that they are much more aggressive, they are better equipped, they are moving more broadly in the country than they had been before,” Ms. Clinton told the CBS news on Monday.

Mr. McChrystal, in a recent report to President Barack Obama, had said the situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating. The US General has also been seeking an additional 40,000 US troops in Afghanistan so as to defeat the al-Qaeda and Taliban in the country.

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