Nato's secretary general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen
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Rasmussen: Nato strategy in Afghanistan 'remains same'

Nato led forces in Afghanistan say they are sharply scaling back joint operations with the Afghan army, in response to a big rise in attacks on international troops by Afghan colleagues.

A Nato spokesman said that, in future, coalition and Afghan forces would only work together on large-scale operations.

Smaller joint missions must now be approved by senior commanders on a case by case basis.

Speaking at a news conference Nato Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, denied that this was an admission that the current strategy was failing.

  • 18 Sep 2012
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