The Taliban’s political spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, said on Saturday that it would not provide any support to Washington regarding organizations affiliated with the increasingly active Islamic State group in Afghanistan. We are capable of dealing with Daesh on our own.
Washington: The Taliban on Saturday rejected outright the possibility of cooperating with the US in controlling radical groups in Afghanistan. With this, it has taken a tough stand on this important issue ahead of the first direct talks between the US and the Taliban since the full withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan in August.
meeting in Doha
US officials will meet with senior Taliban officials in Qatar’s capital Doha on Saturday and Sunday. Its purpose is to facilitate the evacuation of foreign nationals and Afghan people who are at risk from Afghanistan. Apart from this, there can also be talk about controlling extremist groups in Afghanistan. Officials from both sides gave this information. The Taliban have indicated that it may adopt a flexible approach to the evacuation of people from Afghanistan.
‘Tackling IS alone’
This is the first such meeting since the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan in August. The talks will be held in Doha, Qatar. Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen told The Associated Press on Saturday that it would not provide any assistance to Washington in relation to organizations affiliated with the increasingly active Islamic State group in Afghanistan. “We are capable of dealing with Daesh (Islamic State) on our own,” Shaheen said.
Recent attack on mosque
In eastern Afghanistan, IS has launched repeated attacks on the country’s Shia Muslim community since 2014. He is also a big threat to America. A related organization was also involved in the recent attack on the mosque, in which 46 people belonging to the minority Shia community were killed. A US official said on Friday that talks in Doha, Qatar, will focus on a commitment from Afghan Taliban leaders to allow the American people, foreign nationals and Afghan allies who have been supportive of the US government and military to leave Afghanistan. allow.
US evacuates 105 civilians
The Biden administration is facing questions about the slow pace of US evacuations from Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US forces and diplomats from Afghanistan in late August. State Department spokesman Ned Price said that since then the US has evacuated 105 American citizens and 95 green card holders from Afghanistan. A week has passed since this point but the number of people fired remains the same.