Taliban blames the Afghan government for ongoing bloodshed

“But they are Afghan women, and they should also observe the Afghan norms and Islamic rules.” As the fighting intensifies, Abdullah said he hoped for serious peace talks, and a serious drop in the violence. Taliban on women’s rights, terror ties


“We do not have any problem with that,” he said. The Taliban had agreed to a three-day ceasefire to mark the occasion. But if they’re really interested in peace, why do they keep fighting? general packs up a war he never expected to fight for 20 years

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Spokesman Suhail Shaheen told CBS News it was the Afghan government whose “approach is not for reconciliation.”

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By Charlie D’Agata

Updated on: May 18, 2021 / 1:16 PM
/ CBS News

Afghan and Taliban forces clash

Afghan and Taliban forces clash


Kabul — America’s longest war is winding down. Afghan forces are being pushed back by the Taliban, which is showing little appetite to negotiate a lasting peace agreement.The insurgent group’s spokesman in Doha, where it maintains its only official political office, blames the Afghan government. The airbase in Kandahar that was once home to 30,000 foreign troops is now under the control of Afghanistan’s own forces. “Worst case scenario, God forbid, a complete all-out war throughout the country,” he told CBS News. Afghan official on trusting the Taliban


The Taliban have emerged from past ceasefires fighting even harder.      The spokesman also insisted to CBS News that the Taliban didn’t “have any problem with” women exercising basic rights, including to an education and to work, that they’ve only gained since the Taliban regime was toppled 20 years ago. “Participating in negotiations in good faith? leaves Afghanistan, extremists pick the softest targets

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“Their approach is as if our side will be surrendering,” he said, noting that the Taliban “have control of over 70% of the territory of Afghanistan.” We also spoke with the Chairman of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, Abdullah Abdullah, before the two sides met last week in Doha. There were rare scenes in the capital city of Kabul as Ramadan ended and Muslims came out to parks to enjoy the Eid holiday. None of these has happened.”  

Instead, the Taliban launched major offensives in key provinces.Shaheen insisted that the Taliban was only counterattacking, “because it is our right to defend our position.” He denied any Taliban responsibility for the recent school bombing that left dozens of girls dead. Afghanistan: The Way Forward


Taliban blames the Afghan government for ongoing bloodshed

As U.S. But the future of the country is hardly secure. Or a reduction in violence? If only it were permanent. But he was clear-eyed about the possibilities facing his country. Dozens dead in suicide bomb attack at school


But while Shaheen denied it and insisted it was “not our policy” to attack civilians, the Taliban have killed innocent civilians, including children. First published on May 18, 2021 / 10:23 AM “What is it that they have done?” Abdullah asked about the Islamic extremists.