Taliban: The war is over, and everyone who bears arms is an enemy of the people

Amman Today

publish date 2021-09-06 13:55:57

Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, said on Monday, “The war inside Afghanistan is over, and everyone who bears arms is considered an enemy of the people and the country.”

This came during a press conference held in the capital, Kabul, after the movement announced, on Monday, its control of the “Panjshir” region (north), according to the Afghan Tolo News channel.

Mujahid added: “The war is over, and we hope for the stability of Afghanistan, and everyone who bears arms is an enemy of the people and the country.”

He continued, “Everyone should know that the invaders will never rebuild our country, and it is the responsibility of our people to do it themselves.”

Mujahid indicated that “technical teams from Qatar, Turkey and an Emirati company (he did not name) are working to resume operations at Kabul Airport.”

On the Afghan government that will be formed, the movement’s spokesman stated that it will be an “Islamic” and “accountable” government.

Mujahid added that “the Afghan forces that have been trained during the past twenty years, will be asked to join the security departments, along with the Taliban forces.”

He also stressed that “the Taliban wants to establish good relations with the world,” adding that “China is a great economic power that Afghanistan needs its support for its reconstruction.”

Earlier on Monday, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid announced in a press statement that the movement’s forces had tightened their control over the entire territory of Afghanistan, after they were able to enter the province of Panjshir.

The leader of the groups controlling the state of Panjshir, Ahmed Masoud, son of Ahmed Shah Massoud, announced on Sunday his readiness to negotiate with the Taliban if the fighting stopped and its forces withdrew from Panjshir and the Andarab region.

Panjshir is the birthplace of Ahmed Shah Massoud, one of the most important leaders of the resistance against the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan between 1979 and 1989, and he was killed two days before the September 11, 2001 bombings.

After the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, Ahmed Masoud announced the continuation of the struggle against it, taking practical steps in this regard, and mobilizing various groups under the banner of the “United Front”, also called the “Northern Alliance”.

He was joined by Ahmed Masoud, Amrullah Saleh, the former Afghan vice president, who considers himself the legitimate president of Afghanistan, after President Ashraf Ghani fled, and thousands of soldiers from the Afghan army, which collapsed after the withdrawal of US forces and the fall of Kabul to the “Taliban”, joined him.

The Taliban took control of Afghanistan within 10 days, paralleling the final stage of a US military withdrawal that was completed at the end of last August.


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