On Friday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani accused Pakistan of providing support to the Taliban and called on Islamabad to use its influence to push for peace.
“Intelligence estimates indicate the influx of over 10,000 jihadi fighters from Pakistan and other places in the last month, as well as, support from their affiliates and the transnational terrorist organizations,” Ghani said at a summit in Uzbekistan.
The Taliban and the Afghan government have been fighting over the Spin Boldak border crossing with Pakistan. On Thursday, Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh accused Pakistan of giving the Taliban air support in the fighting, which Pakistan denied.
Saleh said Islamabad had issued a warning to the Afghan army that any move to “dislodge the Taliban from Spin Boldak” would be repelled by the Pakistani air force. Pakistan’s foreign ministry denied the charge and said its air force was restricted to protecting Pakistan’s air space.
“Pakistan responded positively to Afghan government’s right to act in its territory. In spite of very close border operations normally not acceded to by internationally accepted norms/standards/procedures, Pakistan took necessary measures within its territory to safeguard our own troops and population,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry said.
A report from Afghanistan’s Tolo News said the Afghan government “aborted” airstrikes after warnings from Pakistan that Afghan warplanes were too close to its border. A document obtained by Tolo said the Pakistanis warned the planes not to come within 18 kilometers (11.1 miles) of the border.
3 thoughts on “Afghan Govt Accuses Pakistan of Giving Military Support to the Taliban”
Man, OOOO Man… Imran sure got his work cut out for him. India turns Kashmir into Gaza, and takibanz at the gate. Maybe the Taliban could go visit Kashmir. That would get things hopping. I’m sure Taliban could teach the Kasmiris a few tricks & such for dealing with the, is it??? 975,000 Indian Occupation troops. Modi sure not from the Ghandi school, but the Taliban may be from the Gingus Khan school.
I believe Imran Khan is the leading statesman, who is leader of a strong nation, in this world today. Further, I am not aware of any other leader who is even close to being the statesman that Imran Khan thus far, in my mind, has proven to be. My hat is off to this great man.
You’re right, modern day Hitler Fascist Indian PM Narender Modi’s Coward RSS Goons are worried that illegally Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir People have gotten further encouragement by Afghan Taliban historical victory over the world’s most powerful nations, mean, iIOJ&K people will achieve freedom from war criminal terrorist Indian forces.
Pakistan to be part of new “diplomatic” Quad group.
Washington presumes a great deal about Afghanistan’s future that either nation wants inclusion into a diplomatic, economic, and political Quad. The Taliban may or not have such plans, but Washington isn’t a viable, regional fixture.
I sense they’ll lean toward Russia, China, and Iran. The other nations will remain afterthoughts as long as they continually engage US interests or if their troops cross into Afghanistan.
Good fences make good neighbors. The US recognizes neither.
On the other hand, is the Graveyard of Empires about to absorb and spit out China and Russia as they’ve done with the Americans?
Let’s see what the US does with 700-plus Special Forces personnel left behind in Afghanistan.
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