美国国防部长突袭式访问阿富汗
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US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has arrived in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on a surprise visit.

美国国防部长罗伯特·盖茨突然抵达阿富汗首都喀布尔进行访问。

Mr Gates's visit has been overshadowed by last week's <a href=civilian1 deaths" src="http://www.enread.com/upimg/allimg/110307/1_110307062337_1.jpg" width="304" height="171" />
Mr Gates's visit has been overshadowed by last week's civilian deaths
He is due to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai, US troops and allied2 commanders during his two-day visit.

Later this month, Mr Karzai is due to announce the schedule for the start of the handover of security responsibility from foreign forces to Afghans.

The visit comes at a time when Kabul's ties with the US are strained over the issue of civilian killings4.

On Sunday, President Karzai told Gen David Petraeus, the US commander of foreign troops in Afghanistan, that his apology for the deaths of nine children in an air strike was "not enough".

The children were killed in a Nato strike on Tuesday.

"This is not a decision-making trip," news agency AFP quoted Geoff Morrell, Mr Gates's press secretary, as saying.

"We are going to go south, we are going to go east, and he will come away from this visit hopefully with a better sense of how far we've come in the past three months," he said.

The Obama administration has said it will begin withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan in July and the exercise will be complete by 2014.

But Mr Gates is yet to indicate how many of the 97,000 US forces in the country will be withdrawn5.

The issue of civilian casualties is a source of widespread public anger and of tension between the Afghan government and the US.

Hundreds of people rallied on Sunday to denounce(谴责,告发) the killing3 of civilians6.

The protesters condemned7 both Nato and the Taliban for killing civilians.



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1 civilian uqbzl     
adj.平民的,民用的,民众的
参考例句:
  • There is no reliable information about civilian casualties.关于平民的伤亡还没有确凿的信息。
  • He resigned his commission to take up a civilian job.他辞去军职而从事平民工作。
2 allied iLtys     
adj.协约国的;同盟国的
参考例句:
  • Britain was allied with the United States many times in history.历史上英国曾多次与美国结盟。
  • Allied forces sustained heavy losses in the first few weeks of the campaign.同盟国在最初几周内遭受了巨大的损失。
3 killing kpBziQ     
n.巨额利润;突然赚大钱,发大财
参考例句:
  • Investors are set to make a killing from the sell-off.投资者准备清仓以便大赚一笔。
  • Last week my brother made a killing on Wall Street.上个周我兄弟在华尔街赚了一大笔。
4 killings 76d97e8407f821a6e56296c4c9a9388c     
谋杀( killing的名词复数 ); 突然发大财,暴发
参考例句:
  • His statement was seen as an allusion to the recent drug-related killings. 他的声明被视为暗指最近与毒品有关的多起凶杀案。
  • The government issued a statement condemning the killings. 政府发表声明谴责这些凶杀事件。
5 withdrawn eeczDJ     
vt.收回;使退出;vi.撤退,退出
参考例句:
  • Our force has been withdrawn from the danger area.我们的军队已从危险地区撤出。
  • All foreign troops should be withdrawn to their own countries.一切外国军队都应撤回本国去。
6 civilians 2a8bdc87d05da507ff4534c9c974b785     
平民,百姓( civilian的名词复数 ); 老百姓
参考例句:
  • the bloody massacre of innocent civilians 对无辜平民的血腥屠杀
  • At least 300 civilians are unaccounted for after the bombing raids. 遭轰炸袭击之后,至少有300名平民下落不明。
7 condemned condemned     
adj. 被责难的, 被宣告有罪的 动词condemn的过去式和过去分词
参考例句:
  • He condemned the hypocrisy of those politicians who do one thing and say another. 他谴责了那些说一套做一套的政客的虚伪。
  • The policy has been condemned as a regressive step. 这项政策被认为是一种倒退而受到谴责。
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