28 Aug 2010

Karzai unhappy about future withdrawal of US forces

12:05 pm on 28 August 2010

President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan has criticised US plans to begin withdrawing troops from his country in July next year.

Mr Karzai said announcing a date for the withdrawal has given the Taliban insurgency a morale boost.

He also said the war cannot be won as long as the Taliban are able to take refuge in neighbouring Pakistan.