The top US military official said the Taliban appeared to be gaining “strategic momentum” in the fight for control of Afghanistan.
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In a press conference at the US Department of Defense (Pentagon), General Mark Milley said that the Taliban have so far taken control of 212 districts out of 419 district centers in Afghanistan. Although it has not yet captured any of the country’s 34 provincial capitals, it is pressing for nearly half of them.
“It will be a test of the will and leadership of Afghanistan’s security, the Afghan government and the Afghan people,” he said. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was also present with General Mille. He said the US military’s efforts would not be focused on the Taliban, but on tackling terrorist threats. America will keep an eye on Al Qaeda who attacked America on September 11, 2001.
Will keep an eye on Taliban’s al-Qaeda resolve
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the Taliban resolved in 2020 not to allow Afghanistan to become a safe haven for al-Qaeda in the future, and expressed hope that the Taliban would remember their resolve. America will keep an eye on this resolution.
The tussle between the Afghan government and the Taliban continues
General Milley said that the fighting in Afghanistan continues between the two sides. The Taliban is occupying a large area. While Afghan security forces are strengthening their positions to protect major population centers, including Kabul. The Pentagon has said that the process of withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan is 95 percent complete and will end by August 31.
Taliban have deep ties with Lashkar and Jaish
President Ashraf Ghani has made a big attack on the terrorist organizations Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed operating in Pakistan. The Taliban have deep ties with Lashkar, Jaish and Al Qaeda, he said.
Not only this, the Taliban is trying to make Afghanistan a paradise for terrorists, but the Afghan government will not allow it to happen. Ghani, who reached the Special Operations Command Center on Eid, promised that all necessary help would be provided to the Special Operations Force. But the enemy has to understand that we will never surrender.