Afghanistan has demanded that the USA cease air strikes, because all Taliban and Osama bin Laden's fortifications on Afghan territory had already been destroyed. The Indian media have issued a relevant statement by Afghan Defence Minister Mohammad Habil on Friday. According to him, the Afghan government demands that the USA cease air strikes, for the USA has already achieved its aim. The USA should not bomb Afghanistan on its own discretion, without the permission of local authorities and the Afghan Defence Ministry. The US troops can be withdrawn from Afghanistan within three days, as their number is not very large, Habil said.
More than 3,500 people were detained during unprecedented mass protests that swept across all of Russia in support of Alexey Navalny on January 23