Taliban: US Attacks Are Contrary to Peace Deal

US attacking fighters in their homes

The Afghanistan peace deal between the US and Taliban has had some early struggles, and a recent meeting suggests that the Taliban are unhappy with US violations of the terms of the deal, as it relates to attacking Taliban fighters in their homes.

The peace deal didn’t implement a total ceasefire, but did preclude attacks in residential areas. The Taliban say both the US and Afghan governments have routinely violated that to continue attacking Taliban-held areas.

This is clearly a problem by the terms of the deal, but the US insists they remain compliant. At the same time, the military is refusing to directly comment on their attacks in residential areas since the deal has been signed.

While the main issue continues to be promised prisoner releases the Taliban has yet to fully receive, continued US attacks are also an issue that could derail the peace deal aiming to end 19 years of war.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is Senior Editor for Antiwar.com. He has 20 years of experience in foreign policy research and his work has appeared in The American Conservative, Responsible Statecraft, Forbes, Toronto Star, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Providence Journal, Washington Times, and the Detroit Free Press.