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Two interviews with President Ghani

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Spiegel and France24, 2 December 2015

In the Spiegel interview, the President answers the question “How was it possible for 700 or 800 Taliban to take by surprise a well-equipped security force of about 7,000 troops in [Kunduz]?” with his own question; “How can a few individuals bring the French government to a standstill?” And he says: “Don’t worry, the loya jirga will take place as scheduled.”

In the France24 interview he takes the American line that the MSF hospital bombing was a ‘tragic incident’ .