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A lot of chatter from American media about "Time to bring our boys home" & wasting "hundreds of billions of dollars" on #Afghanistan's "endless war". Well, let me tell you the story of the US led presence in #Afghanistan from an Afghan perspective based on facts.Follow my tweets.
1-After 9/11, US led international forces with support from anti-Taliban fighters defeated the extremist group in a few weeks. Having been tired of Taliban's repressive regime which had pushed #Afghanistan to dark ages, the #Afghan people welcomed the US led international forces.
2-The Afghan people, who were traumatised by years of conflict under #Taliban &warlords, came out in large numbers to participate in the country's 1st presidential elections in 2004. They elected Karzai. Optimisim for a brighter future was palpable across the country.
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Iranian militias in #Syria
By the beginning of 2012, with the increasing peaceful demonstrations the #IRGC began to feel the danger to the regime of its ally Assad and the major schisms within the #Assad army. Opposition sources estimate the number of dissidents at 150,000.1/12
Because of Assad's field losses, Tehran gave orders to #Hezbollah terrorist militia to conduct military intervention to save #Assad. It was the first direct military presence of the militia in southern #Damascus and the vicinity of Damascus International Airport.2/12
#Iran #USA
Over time, the #IRGC has established a number of trained, financially and militarily supported militias from #Tehran that are spread over a number of Syrian provinces from #Aleppo to #Daraa.3/12
#Iran #Syria #USA #Israel #IDF #Russia
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Sad to hear | @TOLOnews lost two of its best journalist in #Afghan bombing #Afghanistan
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Very young and passionate | condolences to their families and friends @TOLOnews
Samim Faramarz, a passionate journalist for @TOLOnews, was killed in #Kabul yesterday while covering an earlier suicide bombing at a wrestling stadium in largely #Shiite Hazara area, Dasht-e Barchi. Here Samim taking a photo with school girls in Herat, in July via @andrewquilty
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#BREAKING : At least 20 people have been killed in a suicide bombing at a #Shiite #mosque in the province of #Paktia, #Afghanistan.
Reports of two gunmen entered a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, one starting firing & the other blew himself up in Gardez City of #Paktia Province.
Casualities feared. #Afghanistan
#Pakta Attack update: 60 wounded people shifted to hospital after #suicide attack in a mosque in #Gardiz city of #Paktia province, provincial Helath Department head confirmed @Sayed_Anwer
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PDAS Wells attended the International Contact Group for Afghanistan (ICG) meeting yesterday to discuss coordinating the international effort for peace and security in #Afghanistan. Read the key points from the ICG’s statement in this thread of tweets. (1/8)
ICG members commended Gov of #Afghanistan under the leadership of @ashrafghani and @afgexecutive for its courageous initiative of a temporary ceasefire with the Taliban on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr and the offer to extend the duration of this ceasefire. (2/8)
This cessation of hostilities during the Eid al-Fitr holiday has shown that the overwhelming majority of the #Afghan people want peace and that violence can be effectively stopped. (3/8)
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