Situation remains tough in Afghanistan: US

The situation in Afghanistan is tough but drawdown of troops from this country would continue as scheduled, the White House said.

Last Updated: Aug 01, 2011, 23:50 PM IST

Washington: The situation in Afghanistan
is tough but drawdown of troops from this country would
continue as scheduled, the White House said on Monday.

"The situation continues to be a tough one and
fighting continues to occur," the White House Press Secretary,
Jay Carney, told reporters at his daily news conference.

"But we believe we`ve made significant progress in
implementing the policy proposal that the President put
forward. We are now in the process of implementing the
drawdown, as he made clear in his address not long ago, in
drawing down the surge forces beginning now," he said in
response to a question.

The Obama Administration, he said, believes very
strongly that the US is in a position where it can begin to
drawdown those forces.

"We are continuing to do so," Carney said.

PTI

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