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Last Updated: Thursday, 18 October 2007, 18:18 GMT 19:18 UK
Afghan security remains 'elusive'
A report by a British foreign policy think-tank says that international forces have failed to bring satisfactory security to Afghanistan.

The Chatham House report says that they lack a coherent strategy.

It says that Nato and US forces need a strategy which integrates the fight against Taleban insurgents with reconstruction efforts.

It also highlights Pakistan as a significant arms source and recruitment base for the insurgents.

The report says that as long as Pakistan remains a safe haven for the Taleban and al-Qaeda, international forces will not be able to control Afghanistan.

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