NATO to continue Afghan mission after bin Laden's death

09:15, May 03, 2011      

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NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Monday hailed Osama bin Laden's death as "a significant success" in combating the global terrorism and vowed to continue the alliance's mission in Afghanistan.

"This is a significant success for the security of NATO Allies and all the nations which have joined us in our efforts to combat the scourge of global terrorism to make the world a safer place for all of us," the NATO chief said in a statement.

"NATO made clear that it considered the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States an attack against all Allies. We remember the thousands of innocent lives lost to terrorist atrocities in so many of our nations, in Afghanistan, and around the world," the statement said.

"NATO Allies and partners will continue their mission to ensure that Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven for extremism, but develops in peace and security," it added.

U.S. President Barack Obama announced Sunday night that a U.S. operation had killed bin Laden in Pakistan.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
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