RS Won't Support Parallel Government to NUG: Campbell

News - Afghanistan

Sunday, 20 September 2015 21:00 Written by Nasir Azizi

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Highlighting continued support to the National Unity Government (NUG), the Resolute Support (RS) mission's commander Gen. John Campbell assured Sunday that the mission's headquarters would not support a parallel government to the NUG.

"The Resolute Support and all NATO nations here are committed to continue to support the national unity government and I would say that the resolute support headquarters will not support something other than the national unity government so if there are thoughts about a parallel government ... again resolute support will not support something other than that," the four-star American General said as the NUG is coming up to its first anniversary in power at the end of September.

Referring to the challenges facing the Afghans, Gen. Campbell said at a press conference in Kabul that both the NUG leaders, President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah, are addressing the challenges.

Touching on the emergence of Daesh extremist group in Afghanistan, the RS commander stated that "the conditions do not support Daesh."

He assured the mission would not allow Daesh to spread across the country.

In addition, he praised the capability of Afghan forces and noted the young Afghan forces were well-trained and continue to get better.

Gen. Campbell pledged that the Afghan forces will soon be provided with more fixed-wing aircrafts to build their capability.

"What we do is to continue to provide our support to the Afghan security forces both the police and army in areas they continue to need development," he vowed.

Source : tolonews[dot]com
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