Monday, 18 June 2012 17:06
As Taliban are trying to recruit Uzbek, Tajik and Pakistani fighters so, the problem of Afghanistan needs a regional approach, Isaf spokesman said Monday.
Speaking at a press briefing in Kabul, General Carsten Jacobson, a spokesman for Isaf said that it's important to seek a regional approach for Afghanistan to tackle the issue of Taliban.
"They will take anybody; they will take Uzbeks, Tajiks, and Pakistanis and recruit them to their ranks if they have a chance that is why it is so important to have a regional approach that goes beyond Afghanistan." Jacobson told reporters in Kabul adding that Taliban's spring offensive have failed throughout Afghanistan.
"The Taliban stated spring offensive as so far been a failure as the ANSF has been tested and the results each time have led to another Taliban defeat and another ANSF victory." He added.
He also cited the Afghan reconciliation program a major programme as according to General Jacobson, more than 4,500 Taliban fighters have joint the programme so far this year.