The Taliban’s acting defense minister said Sunday that US drones have been entering Afghan airspace through Pakistan.
“According to our information the drones are entering through Pakistan to Afghanistan, they use Pakistan’s airspace, we ask Pakistan, don’t use your airspace against us,” said Defense Minister Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob.
Pakistan on Monday denied the Taliban’s claim, saying the allegation lacked evidence. “In the absence of any evidence, such conjectural allegations are highly regrettable and defy the norms of responsible diplomatic conduct,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said.
Pakistan denied a similar charge after a recent US drone strike in Kabul that President Biden said targeted al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. For their part, the Taliban denied having knowledge of Zawahiri’s presence in Afghanistan and haven’t confirmed that he was killed in the US drone strike.
The Taliban has also said that they haven’t found the body of Zawahiri. The US has said it doesn’t have DNA proof that Zawahiri was killed but insisted it had “visual” confirmation that the al-Qaeda leader was dead.
The drone strike in Kabul was the first known US airstrike in Afghanistan since last year’s withdrawal. But according to the Taliban, US drones are still flying over the country, likely on surveillance missions.
2 thoughts on “Taliban Says US Drones are Entering Afghan Airspace Through Pakistan”
FFS some give the Taliban the weapons to shot down the US drones , the US has supplide the corrupt regime in Ukraine with weapons to shot down Russia drones , tit for tat is the order of the day .
Why not show the drone images showing zawahiri at the balcony?
I actually believed it when us said it but now I m having my doubt but then again until zawahiri releases some video I would still think us telling the truth
With regards to Pakistan, taliban know Pakistan is a two faced snake as described by the then taliban ambassador to Pakistan during 2001. People who were put in chains and paraded like animals r now among the top leaders withing the taliban government. Pakistan thought they would act as the representative of Afghanistan whereas taliban cut out the middleman and dealing with the world on it’s own as soon as they were able. No love lost between iea and Pakistan.
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