Long War Journal: Taliban threatens to ‘continue its Jihad’ if U.S., NATO forces remain in Afghanistan
The Taliban threatened to “continue its Jihad and armed struggle against foreign forces” if the U.S. and NATO forces remain in Afghanistan past the previously announced date of May 1, 2021.
The statement was issued by the Taliban after President Joe Biden said on March 25 that it would be “hard to meet the May 1 deadline,” for the U.S. military to withdraw.
The Trump administration signed the Doha Agreement with the Taliban on Feb. 29, 2020 that set the date for the U.S. to leave. In exchange, the Taliban agreed to nebulous and unenforceable counterterrorism agreements, and committed to open talks with Afghan civil society.
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WNU Editor: The U.S. military and coalition forces have not suffered a death at the hands of the Taliban since the Doha Agreement was signed last year. I think this is going to change after May 1.
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