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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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"We [#Taliban] don’t want the U.S. to leave Afghanistan the way Russians left. We have told them that after ending your military intervention, we will welcome U.S. engineers, doctors and others if they want to come back for reconstruction of #Afghanistan." - Abbas Stanikzai
"Islamic Emirate [#Taliban] has categorically told them [Americans] all foreign soldiers whether they are here for combat or training purposes will have to exit because our jihad [holy war] will continue till the last foreign soldier is present in #Afghanistan." - Stanikzai
"It is impossible for us to engage in direct talks with the #Kabul administration until all U.S. and NATO troops pull out from #Afghanistan. We told them [U.S.] that the Kabul government is not legitimate and is the product of American military pressure."
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53 journalists have been killed in line of duty worldwide this year.

Read their names and stories in the following thread. #pressfreedom
Unknown assailants on January 13 killed veteran journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez (77) while he was driving through the city of Nuevo Laredo in Mexico’s Tamaulipas state near the Texas border.

Suspected source of fire: government officials…
Jefferson Pureza Lopes was assassinated on the night of January 17 in #Brazil’s Goiás state, located southwest of Brasilia.

Lopes was at his home in Edealina, a town of around 4,000 people, when 2 men with motorcycles shot him dead as he was watching TV.…
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Historical Buddhist statue at the Mes Aynak site in #Kabul, #Afghanistan, #Buddhism
Centuries old "Ekamukhalinga " ( Lord Shiva) in #Afghanistan , now in #Kabul Museum !
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(9) #SecDef Mattis signs a memento for the door gunner on a CH-47 Chinook upon departure from #Kabul, #Afghanistan, Sept. 7. Mattis met with Afghan and coalition members during the previously unannounced visit to the country. #SecDefTravels @DeptofDefense
(10) "Happy New Year to Jewish people all over the world!
Shana tova u’metuka!
#RoshHashanah 🍎🍯" -@IvankaTrump
(11) This President keeps the table behind his desk relatively free of things, but there's a little replica of the FIFA World Cup there now. He's very proud of the USA being the next tournament's co-host. And they're the world's most famous #SoccerDad & #SoccerMom.
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Sad to hear | @TOLOnews lost two of its best journalist in #Afghan bombing #Afghanistan…
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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