23 Jul 2007

PR# 2007-560

ISAF mourns passing of Father of the Nation

KABUL, Afghanistan – The soldiers from 37 countries participating in ISAF all join Afghans today in mourning the passing of the Father of the Nation, former King Mohammed Zahir Shah.

Gen. Dan K. McNeill, ISAF commander, expressed ISAF’s sincere condolences in a phone call to President Hamid Karzai, for their profound loss.

“Zahir Shah was a beloved man,” McNeill said.  “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the people of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan during this difficult time.  He was a symbol of national unity.”

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