URGENT ¥¥¥ Afghan spokesman labels NATO war 'aimless and unwise'

Afghanistan's presidential spokesman on Tuesday described the NATO-led military operation in the country as "aimless and unwise", in the latest government broadside against the coalition.

"The people of Afghanistan ask NATO to define the purpose and aim of the so-called war on terror... (They) consider this war as aimless and unwise to continue," Aimal Faizi, spokesman for President Hamid Karzai, said in a statement.