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Terrorism, factionalism rife in Afghanistan: UN official

Asserting that terrorism, factionalism and criminal networks continue to exist in Afghanistan, a senior United Nations official has said the country needs international support to emerge from decades of war and hold credible elections in September. “The persistent woes of Afghanistan – terrorism, factionalism and criminal networks – are as much at work today as they were two years ago, and their ability to subvert nation-building and a genuine political process is hardly diminished,” head of the UN mission in Afghanistan Jean Arnault told the Security Council yesterday. “Whether it is in counter-terrorism, electoral security, counter-narcotics or control of factional fighting, at this critical juncture for the Afghan peace process, international security assistance continues to make the difference between success and failure,” he said. Arnault stated that training, funding and other general forms of help, while important, are not sufficient for Afghanistan. Full Story

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