Peace hope for Afghans

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

THE Tal­iban is win­ning back ter­ri­tory in Afghanistan, but Aus­tralia’s chief of mil­i­tary op­er­a­tions says there is hope for peace in the war-torn na­tion.

Asked yes­ter­day if coali­tion forces in Afghanistan should ad­mit the war is lost, chief of joint op­er­a­tions Air Mar­shal Mel Hupfeld said: “That’s one ques­tion we’ll have to have with our gov­ern­ment.

“But I can as­sure you that we’re nowhere near that point.

“The Tal­iban, they have their mil­i­tary ob­jec­tives, they also have their po­lit­i­cal ob­jec­tives, but they’re all get­ting very tired. There are op­por­tu­ni­ties here for rec­on­cil­i­a­tion.”

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