Taliban Welcome Trump’s Promise to Withdraw All US Troops by Christmas
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KABUL (Sputnik) – The Taliban are pleased by recent remarks from US President Donald Trump regarding a complete withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by Christmas, the movement’s spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Thursday.
Trump promised that the remaining forces in the country would return home by Christmas in one of his Wednesday tweets.
On 29 February, the US and the Taliban concluded a peace agreement in the Qatari capital of Doha, which stipulates the withdrawal of foreign armed forces from Afghanistan in return for the Taliban’s pledge to prevent the country from becoming a haven for terrorist groups.
The Taliban is currently involved in the intra-Afghan talks with Kabul, which are taking place in Doha as well.