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Mladá fronta dnes - Czech Republic | Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Afghanistan: Never-ending war continues

The Taliban's recapture of the northern Afghan city of Kunduz has destroyed all hopes of peace or even just a truce in the country, the liberal daily Mladá fronta Dnes observes: "Barack Obama promised when he took office that he would end the war in Afghanistan. In reality though he simply withdrew, disregarding the warnings of the general staff that the situation was far from stable enough and the Taliban hadn't been beaten. Now we see these warnings confirmed. The fundamentalists have taken the 300.000 inhabitants of the city of Kunduz hostage and announced that they will continue until they seize control of the capital Kabul too. The brutal and sad history of this country, which could have ended without Obama's rashness, is now moving on to another chapter. The never-ending war goes on."

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