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More civilian deaths as US prepares for Afghan withdrawal

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ABC, 14 February 2013.
Kate Clark is quoted here on the latest Obama drawdown and victory speech: ‘They are spinning a narrative of victory. They are spinning a narrative that the insurgency is weakened, the Afghan national security forces are strong enough to take on the fight against the Taliban. But they are pulling out come hell or high water. It doesn’t actually matter what the conditions are on the ground. I think what matters to them is getting their people out, getting their kit out, being able to talk about a victory. But for Afghans, that victory is continued war. That’s the scenario that they are painting.’

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