14:09 GMT19 January 2021
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    Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai considers Afghani government's call for help to the US to be a wrong action.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Afghan government is 'terribly wrong' to ask the United States to help in the fight against the Taliban by bombing the country, and such a government does not act in the accordance with the will of the Afghan people, former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Thursday.

    "Those who ask foreign forces to bomb Afghanistan are not representing the Afghan people or their interests. They are very wrong – they are terribly wrong," Karzai said.

    According to him, the recent government's loss of control over the parts of Afghan territory, which fell in the hands of Taliban, should not be a reason to ask for the foreign intervention and help.

    "If we cannot fight it ourselves, then we cannot ask a foreign force to come take it for us. Those who take it have more ownership than we have," Karzai noted.

    Afghanistan is experiencing political, social and security instability, as the Taliban Islamic movement and other radical extremist organizations such as Daesh, which is prohibited in many countries, including Russia, continue to stage attacks against civilian and state targets. In the last months, the Taliban has made advances in Helmand, Kandahar, Kunduz and Uruzgan provinces, and civil casualties are at their highest level in two years.

    In June, US President Barack Obama announced he would leave 8,400 troops in Afghanistan by the end of his term in office instead of his original plan to leave 5,500 soldiers.

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