Taliban condemns Trump on Afghanistan decision, vow 'jihad' will go on

August 22, 2017 08:55

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KABUL - A spokesman for the Afghan Taliban condemned on Tuesday US President Donald Trump's announcement that he will keep American troops in Afghanistan with no set timetable for withdrawal.

"Instead of continuing of war in Afghanistan, Americans should have thought about withdrawing their soldiers from Afghanistan," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement issued hours after Trump's televised speech on US policy in Afghanistan and South Asia.

Mujahid said "as long as there is even one American solder in our country," the Islamist insurgents would "continue our jihad."

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