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Taliban pens open letter to United States, calls for withdrawal

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Khaama Press
Khaama Press
Khaama Press is a Kabul-based independent and non-political news organization established in 2010.

Taliban leader, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, in an open letter on Tuesday, urged the United States to abide by its commitment to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, and that military conflict is not a suitable solution for peace.

He said the past 19 years have proved that afghan issues cannot be resolved through the use of force or by military strategies, he added that now that a year has passed “we urge America to stay committed to full implementation” of the Doha agreement.

In the letter he indicated that Afghanistan is forced into war, adding that, Taliban are confident that enduring peace, security, and an Islamic government can be achieved by Afghans themselves through Intra-Afghan talks.

Baradar iterated in the letter, saying the Islamic Emirates is committed to political solutions to end the war, therefore the Taliban opened a political office in Qatar.

Baradar in the letter guaranteed, all rights of women will be given to them according to Islamic law and assured the international community in this regard.

The Taliban leader in the letter said, it is in the interest of all to bring an end to this war and it is the responsibility of all the involved parties.

“Before going to Islamabad, they were looking a bit serious, their colleagues who have not traveled to Pakistan had raised optimism in their talks with our colleagues, but their gesture changed after returning from Islamabad,” Mateen Bek, a member of the Afghan Republic’s team told TOLOnews.

This comes as reports circulate the media that both Taliban and the Afghan government are preparing for battles of the spring, and despite the efforts for peace violence has not ended in Afghanistan.

The international community including US military officials, NATO, and the Afghan government repeatedly blamed the Taliban for escalation of violence and for not cutting ties with Al-Qaeda.

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