Afghan President Ghani predicts a 'difficult' spring

March 21, 2015 3:31 PM

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KABUL: Afghanistan faces a difficult spring in terms of security as the so-called "fighting season" with the Taliban begins, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Saturday.

"The winter has been extraordinarily difficult. And barring major breakthroughs in the region, spring will be difficult," he told a press briefing at the presidential palace several hours before leaving on a four-day official visit to the United States.

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