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Tango0110 Feb 2018 12:40 p.m. PST

"U.S. forces in Afghanistan have attacked networks of anti-China militants in an action that is likely to please Beijing, which had called for Western cooperation in its fight against a group it says wants to split off its Xinjiang region.

The strikes in the northern province of Badakhshan destroyed Taliban training camps which support militant operations in Afghanistan as well as operations by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) in the border region with China and Tajikistan, Afghanistan's NATO-led mission said in a release on Thursday.

"The U.S. strikes support Afghanistan in reassuring its neighbours that it is not a safe sanctuary for terrorists who want to carry out cross-border operations," it said…"

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USAFpilot10 Feb 2018 12:44 p.m. PST

We should just let the Chinese build their base in Afghanistan and man it. Let them take care of the problem, because you know they won't pussyfoot around with things like ‘rules of engagement', or care about public opinion and winning elections at home.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2018 12:51 p.m. PST

What's a Chinese "militant"?

Anyway, these were "Taliban training camps", the kind we routinely bomb, right? Funny how they tried to link it to China.

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troopwo Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2018 5:46 p.m. PST

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whitejamest11 Feb 2018 6:02 p.m. PST

"We should just let the Chinese build their base in Afghanistan…"

Even if that were something the Chinese wanted to do it wouldn't be an American decision to make.

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