Coalition losing Afghan war: Zardari | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 04, 2010 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 04, 2010

Coalition losing Afghan war: Zardari

Coalition forces "are losing the war against the Taliban" in Afghanistan, Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari said in an interview published in France yesterday.
"The international community, to which Pakistan belongs, is losing the war against the Taliban. This is above all because we have lost the battle to win hearts and minds," he said, in comments published in French by Le Monde.
Zardari told the daily that the US and Nato-led coalition forces had "underestimated the situation on the ground" in Afghanistan, Pakistan's war-torn western neighbour.
His comments came after military documents leaked to the media pointed to alleged support by Pakistani officials for the Taliban. Zardari has insisted that Pakistan is committed to fighting militants in the region.

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