Taliban does not want to fight in Afghan cities: senior leaders | Taliban News
The group stated that “the battle of the mountains and deserts has reached the door of the city”, but it does not want to fight there.
A senior leader of the organization stated that the Taliban did not want to fight in Afghan cities because thousands of families were fleeing their homes for fear of living under their rule.
A Taliban spokesman said in a message posted on Twitter on Tuesday: “Now, fighting from the mountains and desert has spread to the door of the city, Mujahiddin does not want to fight in the city.”
“It’s best to… use any possible channel to get in touch with our invitation and steering committee to reach a logical agreement to prevent their city from being destroyed,” said Mutaki, the head of the committee overseeing those who surrendered to the organization. Say.
In a separate statement, the armed group stated that Turkey’s decision to provide security for Kabul’s airport when US-led forces left the country was “condemable”.
“This decision… is unwise, violates our sovereignty and territorial integrity, and violates our national interests,” the organization said, a few days after Turkey and Washington agreed to provide security protection to protect the airport.
At the same time, according to the government’s Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation, the Taliban’s progress in the past 15 days has driven more than 5,600 families from their homes, most of them in the northern part of the country.
This area is a traditional stronghold of American allied warlords, dominated by ethnic minorities.
According to a report by the Associated Press on Tuesday, it was reported that an agreement signed between the Taliban and the United States in February 2020 prevented militants from occupying the provincial capital.
However, two-Kandahar in the south and Badghis in the north-were besieged.
The Afghan Interior Ministry said over the weekend that in the capital Kabul, many people feared that they would eventually be attacked by the Taliban, but a rocket defense system has been installed.
The statement did not provide detailed information about its source or cost.
The United States, Russia, China and even Afghanistan’s neighbor Pakistan have warned the Taliban not to try to achieve military victory, warning them that they will become international untouchables.
The Taliban leaders stated that they did not do so, even though they boasted about the results achieved in the recent Iran-Russia meeting.
The Taliban accused the Afghan government of frustrating efforts to initiate deadlocked negotiations that will elevate discussions to include leaders on both sides of the conflict.
The Taliban’s political spokesperson and member of the negotiating team, Sohail Shahin, told the Associated Press that the Taliban waited for a high-level delegation from Kabul to come to Doha for talks on three different occasions. They never came, he said.
The Kabul delegation will include senior warlords such as former President Hamid Karzai, Chairman of the National Reconciliation Commission Abdullah Abdullah, and one of the most powerful commanders in the North, Ata Mohamed Nur.
Afghan officials familiar with the planned meeting confirmed their intention to go to Doha to attend the meeting, but said that President Ashraf Ghani has been reluctant and often thwarts efforts. They discussed negotiations with reporters on condition of anonymity.
Last week, President Joe Biden urged Afghan leaders to seek unity and said that ending the decades-long war depends on the Afghans.
With the completion of 90% of the final withdrawal of the United States and NATO, its top commander, General Scott Miller, has given up command, and Washington is about to end its “eternal war.”