Taliban call on Trump to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

Americans should draft a policy not to take away the independence and sovereignty of other nations, says statement


Reuters November 09, 2016
US soldiers from 5-20 infantry Regiment attached to 82nd Airborne walk while on patrol in Zharay district in Kandahar province, southern Afghanistan April 24, 2012. PHOTO: REUTERS

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday called on US president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

"Our message is that the Americans should draft a policy not to take away the independence and sovereignty of other nations."

Most importantly they should withdraw all their troops from Afghanistan," the Taliban said in a statement in reaction to Trump's surprise election win.

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