23 March 2011

Hamid Karzai Helps Taliban Plan Victory Parades

Seriously. It's not like they've got full control of the areas they expect to take back from foreign troops. You might as well issue the Taliban victory parade permits right now...

Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai has named seven areas of the country which will pass from control by foreign troops into Afghan hands from July.

They are the relatively peaceful provinces of Kabul, Panjshir and Bamiyan, the cities of Herat and Mazar-e Sharif and the town of Mehterlam.

But he also named Lashkar Gah, capital of the volatile Helmand province.

The handover is seen as a critical step in a transition of power before foreign troops end combat operations in 2014.

By: Brant

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