September 13th, 2010
10:37 AM ET

Afghanistan's president remembers 9/11

Afghan President Hamid Karzai - whose country harbored the al Qaeda terror network when the group attacked the United States nine years ago - used the September 11 anniversary to deplore the assault and call for an effective counterterrorism strategy in the longstanding Afghan war.

"The Afghan government is asking the international community for a lasting counterterrorism strategy," said Siamak Herawi, a Karzai spokesman who relayed the president's message Saturday.

"Afghanistan's villages are not the sanctuaries for these terrorists and Afghan lives should not be sacrificed for terrorism that has another base and home," the message said, making reference to militant bases across the Afghan border in Pakistan.

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