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Afghanistan has ‘unprecedented’ opportunity for peace: US general

WASHINGTON: The top commander for US and NATO forces in Afghanistan said Wednesday that warring parties now have an "unprecedented" opportunity for peace, and insisted President Donald Trump's strategy for the beleaguered country is working. "We have an unprecedented opportunity, or window of opportunity, for peace right now," said General John Nicholson, the outgoing commander of NATO's Resolute Support mission. He spoke to Pentagon reporters a year after Trump unveiled his strategy for Afghanistan, which increased…

After Trump, top US general turns his guns on Pakistan

KABUL: After blistering criticism by United States (US) President Donald Trump accusing Pakistan of harbouring terrorists on its soil, the commander of US Forces and NATO in Afghanistan General John Nicholson on Saturday said that Afghan Taliban leadership has taken shelter in Quetta and Peshawar. “US knows the Afghan Taliban leadership resides in two of Pakistani provincial capitals; Quetta and Peshawar,” he asserted while giving an interview to Afghan media outlet on Saturday evening. Stressing on curbing support to…

Time for Taliban to join peace process, says top US general in Afghanistan

KABUL: The top US military commander in Afghanistan on Thursday called on Taliban insurgents to agree to peace talks. "The Taliban cannot win on the battlefield, it's time for them to join the peace process," General John Nicholson told reporters in the Afghan capital, Kabul. "We will not fail in Afghanistan, our national security depends on that as well." He claimed that President Donald Trump's new strategy is a sign of a long-term commitment to what is already America's longest war. Critics, including Trump…

COAS, Gen Nicholson discuss Afghan reconciliation process

RAWALPINDI: Commander Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces Afghanistan, General John Nicholson on Monday called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif in his maiden visit to General Headquarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi, said the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).