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  • n  an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan; the official language of Afghanistan

  • That interview, conducted via a military field radio by the BBC's pashto-language service also turned out to be a major scoop.
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  • Tales of ‘White Taliban’ Sketch a New Legend
    In Kandahar Province, one of the most volatile regions in Afghanistan, locals talk about a different breed of American Special Operations forces who settled in around 2005. They are said to drive civilian vehicles, wear local clothes, speak good Pashto – and yes, sport thick beards.
    July 23, 2013 - New York Times
Quotes

  • Anthony Zinni in Times Online
    I said where the hell did you learn Pashto,Zinni recalled.
  • Robert Baer in BBC News
    What this indicates is that we haven't really advanced much since 9/11,says Mr Baer. "Afghanistan is an intelligence nightmare and we don't have any Arabic or Pashto speakers on the ground."
  • Samiullah Khan in Christian Science Monitor
    You have to remember that the Pashto word for cousin is the same word as enemy,says Samiullah Qatra, commander of the new Afghan Border Police. "You might have noticed that most of the problems in Afghanistan emanate from tribal rivalries...

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