Taliban has become more cruel and oppressive in the last two decades: Ashraf Ghani

Taliban has become more cruel and oppressive in the last two decades: Ashraf Ghani
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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani stressed that his country’s situation will see a change within the next six months. While speaking about the security of cities, he reiterated that it remains his government’s priority.

Mr Ghani was addressing a virtual cabinet meeting. He also added that the Taliban has become ‘crueller and more oppressive in the last two decades.

“They have no wish for peace, for prosperity, or progress; we want peace but they want to surrender (subdued people and government). They will not engage in meaningful negotiations unless the situation changes on the battlefield; therefore, we should have a clear stance. For this, there is a need for a countrywide mobilization,” Ghani was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

These comments from the President of Afghanistan come as the country’s forces fought and bombed Taliban fighters and positions on Sunday.

It was a big blow to the extremist group’s mounted offensives in major cities across Afghanistan.

The Taliban had also attacked the airport in Kandahar apart from other sites in the country.

As per the Afghan government, hundreds of Taliban terrorists have been killed by their National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF).

Afghanistan security forces have lead operations and counter-attacks against the Taliban in Ghazni, Kandahar, Farah, Jowzjan among other provinces.

Taliban’s expansionist tendencies got wings when the US announced the end of the 20-year-old war.

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