Taliban Lists 50 US Violations of Peace Deal in Afghanistan

33 drone attacks on Taliban targets since deal

Elaborating on complaints about US violations of the Afghan peace deal, the Taliban’s Doha office has issued a statement providing a list of 50 attacks carried out against them in violation of the deal’s terms. This included 33 US drone strikes.

The US-Taliban deal explicitly forbids attacks on Taliban fighters in their homes and in residential districts. The Taliban has complained that this has been happening virtually since the deal was signed. US drone strikes have been a common way you do this.

Last week, the Pentagon issued a statement insisting everything they did was legal under the peace deal, though they deliberately refused to discuss any of the specific attacks in residential areas. The Taliban list is likely meant to ensure that the US cannot pretend this didn’t happen.

Either way, it is unlikely that the US will stop attacking them, as officials have chided the Taliban for its own actions against Afghan security forces, even though no intra-Afghan deal was ever reached.

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.