Australias war in afghanistan draws to an end. Photo: AFP
The government on Friday said it had agreed to restore its peace accord with the Taliban, ending years of speculation over the fate of the Afghan government, which the militants took over last year.
The Taliban’s chief spokesman, Zabihullah Mujahid, accused the government of violating its terms.
On Friday, his spokesman told the AFP news agency: “The Taliban has been giv바카라en a clean chit by the government, as it did not pay its demands and it was forced to leave the country.”
Mr Mujahid said the military was not carrying out an effective peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan in spite of the ongoing m바카라ission by international troops.
“The soldiers of the UN troops have been responsible for destroying our country,” the spokesman, who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said, using an acronym for the group.
US President Barack Obama said the latest truce would help to end the “horrendous” fighting.
“We are pleased that the Taliban was given this final step in an effort to end the disastrous decade that has gone on for too long,” he said, adding: “We will do everything in our power to make su우리카지노re that peace and stability is restored to Afghanistan.”
The US military has said American troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2015 with only 14,800 to be retained.
The US has been bombing Afghanistan from its air base in the west of the country since 2009, in an effort to clear al-Qaida’s leadership from the country.
On Friday, a spokesman for the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, said that the peace agreement was now the “legal and legitimate product of negotiations between the parties and therefore does not contravene any international or international law”.