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Expulsions From Afghanistan

  • December 28th, 2007
  • Posted by EUEditor

afghan-isaf-soldiers.jpgTwo officials expelled from Afghanistan, representatives of the United.Nations and the European Union, left the country on 27.12.07.

They had been accused by the Afghan government of dealing with Taliban insurgents.
The UN said there had been a misunderstanding and it would try to get its officer, a British national, reinstated in Afghanistan.

The EU confirmed that its officer, who is Irish, had departed on Thursday morning.

Both had been to the district of Musa Qala, in Helmand province, recaptured by allied forces early this month after almost a year occupied by the Taliban.

According to Le Monde, they’d been evaluating the stabilisation of the area and had spoken with several local people, some of whom according to the UN were “not necessarily favourable towards the Afghan government.”

The newspaper quotes British press reports that “by coincidence” agents from the security service, MI6, had reportedly been talking with Taliban officials about arrangements for a peace.

Reference:

Le Monde, “Afghanistan: Deux diplomats accuses de contact avec les talibans expulses“, (Two diplomats accused on contact with the Taliban expelled), 27.12.07. www.lemond.fr/ … , (28.12.07)

Picture:

Afghan and allied soldiers, Defence Department Australia AV.

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