Taliban’s annual message reveals fight will continue until goals met

June 1, 2019 11:02 pm0 commentsViews: 65

Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada said Saturday would continue the fight until goals are met. He indicated talks would the Western-backed government in Kabul are not desired by the group.

His words came in an annual message ahead of the Islamic festival Eid al-Fitr. He reassured Taliban wanted to end the fight decades ago.

In his message he didn’t gesture agreeing upon ceasefilre or direct talks initiative with the Kabul government.

For months the Taliban representatives have been in talks with the United States diplomats on the matter of withdrawing 20,000 American troops and NATO coalition troops from the country in exchange for guarantees that the Afghan soil will not be used as a base for militant attacks.

The representatives met senior Afghan politicians last week in Moscow to discuss future of Afghanistan.

However, the message assured Taliban is not seeking monopoly in power and agree to respect all the rights of people in the country either they are male or female. They may nod yes to developing education, welfare and commerce in Afghanistan. They will work upon creating employment for the youths.

But the Taliban failed to confirm whether to accept current constitutional framework of the country.

The message said, “The Islamic Emirate seeks the establishment of a sovereign, Islamic and inclusive government acceptable to all Afghans in our beloved homeland.”

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