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Civilians key to Afghan operation

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Nato's new Secretary General has said "failure is not a possibility, not an option" in its Afghanistan operation, highlighting the importance of civilian safety and reconstruction.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen told the BBC's Nik Gowing: "If we are to win hearts and minds, we must focus more on the civilian side of this conflict".

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