Deutsche Welle (online), 22 January 2013
Article on the Taleban’s recent attack on the Traffic Police HQ in Kabul, with extensive quotes from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, warning not to ‘over-interpret such operations’ as a ‘deterioration of the security situation’ which has peaks and does not develop linearly. Such attacks also ‘have more propagandistic than military value’. Commenting on releases of Taleban, he said that it must be expected that some of the released return to the frontline but that such releases, as confidence-building measures, should be tried out nevertheless.
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