Afghan President meets with tribal elders in south

Afghan Prez is in southern Afghanistan meeting with tribal elders from across Kandahar province.

Last Updated: Oct 09, 2010, 13:38 PM IST

Kandahar: President Hamid Karzai is in southern Afghanistan meeting with tribal elders from across Kandahar province where troops are conducting operations to rout insurgents from areas they have long controlled.
A reporter for a news agency confirmed that the Afghan president was in Arghandab district Saturday where more than 200 tribal leaders have assembled to see him. He is expected to rally support among residents to support the international forces and the Afghan government.
NATO`s Operation Dragon Strike currently is under way in Arghandab and other districts encircling Kandahar city, the birthplace of the Taliban insurgency and Afghanistan`s largest city in the south.

Bureau Report