Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, June 23rd, 2017

US Troops Smart, Strong in Battling Terror: Obama

US Troops Smart, Strong  in Battling Terror: Obama

WASHINGTON - The United States has now stationed a limited number of troops in Afghanistan because it must never again allow the country to be used a terrorist safe haven, President Barack Obama said.
“Today, our forces serve there on a more limited mission -- because we must never again allow Afghanistan to be used for a safe haven in attacks against our nation,” Obama said in his farewell address to the US armed services.
“Because of you, we surged in Afghanistan, trained Afghan forces to defend their country, while bringing home most of our troops,” he said, praising the American service members for their contribution in Afghanistan.
“It's because of you -- particularly our remarkable Special Forces -- that the core Al-Qaeda leadership that attacked us on 9/11 has been decimated.  Countless terrorist leaders, including Osama bin Laden, are gone.  From South Asia to Africa, we have forged partnerships to go after terrorists that threaten us,” he said.
“Because of you, we are leading a global coalition against ISIL.  These terrorists have lost about half of their territory.  They are losing their leaders. Towns and cities are being liberated. And I have no doubt this barbaric terrorist group will be destroyed -- because of you,” Obama said.
He said American troops had shown that when it came to fighting terrorism, they could be strong and smart. Even as the US suffered attacks at home, from Boston to Orlando, no foreign terrorist outfit had successfully planned and executed an attack on their homeland these past eight years, concluded the president. (Pajhwok)