• publish: 12 May 2021
  • time: 1:15 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 17781
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Carter: No reason for Taliban jihad in Afghanistan

The Taliban have no justification for their jihad in Afghanistan now that foreign forces are exiting the country, says the British military chief.

In an interview with an Afghan TV channel, General Sir Nicholas Carter called on the militant movement to stop fighting against the Afghan people.

“There is no reason for the Taliban to be talking about Jihad again, they are now waging war against the Afghans,” the UK Chief of General Staff told TOLOnews.

To the query if Pakistan was shielding the Taliban, he said: “The plain fact is Pakistan recognises that it has similar problem to Afghanistan in terms of terrorism.

“Indeed, Gen. Bajwa often described it as a disease, and ultimately, that disease will really only be solved by Afghanistan and Pakistan working closely together…”

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