Taliban desires Afghanistan to develop into haven for insurgents: President Ashraf Ghani

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KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday stated that the Taliban has deep ties with Al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, including that the fear group desires Afghanistan “to develop into a haven for insurgents”.

Ghani made the remarks at Particular Operations Command Middle in Kabul. “The federal government won’t ever permit this to occur,” President Ghani stated. Ghani pledged to offer “any type of help”, for Afghan particular operations forces, Tolo Information reported.

He promised to handle the wants of households of the safety pressure members who’ve misplaced their lives whereas serving their nation. “Our objective is to guard Afghanistan, freedom, equality and the achievements of the final 20 years, however the intention of the enemy is darkish,” Ghani stated, “and also you show to the enemy they may take their desires to the grave.”

Ghani stated Afghanistan’s choice to ship a high-ranking delegation to Doha for negotiations was to find out the Taliban’s will for peace. “The Taliban made clear many issues. Abdullah advised me some minutes in the past that there is no such thing as a will for peace among the many Taliban. We despatched the delegation … to indicate that we’ve the desire for peace and we’re prepared for sacrifice for it, however they (Taliban) don’t have any will for peace and we should always make selections based mostly on this,” Ghani stated.

Ghani stated this Eid has been devoted to Afghan forces to honour their sacrifices and braveness, particularly within the final three months. “Afghanistan’s safety and defence forces have made many sacrifices within the final 20 years, particularly within the final three months, to defend this soil and honour this homeland,” Ghani stated.

Afghanistan is witnessing a surge in violence because the Taliban has intensified its offensive in opposition to civilians, Afghan defence and safety forces as international forces are withdrawing from the war-torn nation.

Because the Taliban have taken management of a number of districts throughout the nation, US intelligence assessments earlier have instructed the nation’s civilian authorities may fall to the fear group inside months of US forces withdrawing.

1000’s of households have been displaced following the surge in violence amid the Taliban offensive in opposition to civilians and safety forces in Afghanistan. In the meantime, Afghan officers have accused Pakistan of extending help to Taliban terrorists and offering secure haven to them.

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