07 July 2017

News Story: Pakistan To Conduct Joint Ops With Afghanistan Along Durand Line

By Sharif Amiri

The Presidential Palace said after paying a visit to Pakistani military officials, U.S senators assured Afghanistan that Pakistan, in coordination with Kabul, will conduct joint operations along the Durand Line. 

President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman, deputy Najibullah Azad, said the operation will be conducted under the U.S’s supervision.  

“Both countries will launch operations in their territory against terrorists and oversee the U.S operations,” said Azad.  

“This means that both counties launch operations on their territory to destroy enemy nests on the other side of the Durand Line,” said Mohammad Radmanish, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD). 

However, there are concerns that the main terrorist hideouts, which are not along the Durand Line, will remain safe and for this reason the effect of the operation will be questioned. 

“The target must not be only war activities but target should also be the terrorist nests along the Durand Line,” said Nasrullah Stanikzai, a university lecturer. 

Meanwhile it appears that Afghan CEO Abdullah Abdullah is cautious about the operation and said that if the United States does not supervise the situation closely, the operation will not bring any favorable results. 

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