The Taliban group on Monday announced its opposition with all the ongoing efforts and movements aimed at paving the way for peace and reconciliation.

The group issued a statement amid growing calls on domestic and international level for the launch of talks for peace and reconciliation.

Calling the ongoing efforts and calls for peace the same ‘old American conspiracy’, the group claims new movements have taken shape under the guise of neutral public and tribal moves to suppress the ongoing holy war ‘Jihad’ and to strengthen the occupation of the United States.

Taliban also claims that all moves aimed at strengthening and paving the way for the occupation of the US occupation are against the interests of the nation and the country.

The group went on to claim that such movements that brand the ongoing holy war ‘Jihad’ as an intra-Afghan conflict and fratricidal war, are against the interests of Afghanistan and the nation.

The latest statement was apparently issued in response to the Helmand peace march activists’ call for peace and reconciliation.

The Helmand peace march activists issued a statement on Saturday after the Taliban group failed to respond to their demands regarding peace, despite the group was given three days to respond regarding the ongoing efforts for peace.

The statement further added that the Hemand peace march is an independent movement which has risen from among the people and the activists of the movement walked all the way from Helmand to Kabul, covering almost 700 kilometers, in support of peace.

The Helmand peace march activists have repeatedly shared their demands with the parties involved in the ongoing conflict, the statement, said, adding that their demands were publicly accepted by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and subsequently announced the government’s willingness to extend ceasefire for another one month.

However, the Taliban group has failed to respond to the demands of the nation and have slammed them in the face, the statement added


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