Obama arrives in Afghanistan

Surprise visit to a nation he says is central in the so-called "war on terror".

    Obama, regarded as a foreign policy novice, has headed abroad to bolster his credentials [AFP]

    Obama is also expected to visit Iraq on his tour ahead of the November election. It is his first trip to Afghanistan with a congressional delegation.

    The senator has said that Afghanistan is the central front in the so-called "war on terror," and he is expected to call for more US action to rout the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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