With everyone else issuing statements related to the tenth anniversary of the US invasion of Afghanistan, it was only a matter of time before the Taliban did as well. Today, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid issued the statement, in English oddly enough.
The statement praised the nation’s insurgents for continuing to fight despite “scarce weapons and equipment” and vowed to continue resisiting NATO’s military presence until the troops all withdraw.
But the statement stopped short of previous ones, which predicted “imminent” victory, rather insisting that victory was attainable only if their allies continued to fight as a united front, which would eventually force NATO out.
Though NATO has repeatedly claimed “progress” in the war against the Taliban, the estimates coming out of the nation suggest that the group remains strong, and efforts to reach a deal with them to end the conflict continue to fail.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Saudi Coalition Offers Plan to 'Protect' Hodeidah as Civilians Flee - June 22nd, 2018
- Taliban Kill Four, Kidnap Scores in Southern Afghanistan Raid - June 22nd, 2018
- US, Afghan Forces Killed Over 160 ISIS in Three-Week Offensive - June 22nd, 2018
- North and South Korea Agree to New Round of Family Reunions - June 22nd, 2018
- Hamas Negotiating 'Comprehensive Deal' for Truce With Israel - June 22nd, 2018