The Taliban mentioned on Saturday they won’t work with the U.S. to comprise extremism in Afghanistan.
Taliban political spokesman Suhail Shaheen instructed The Associated Press the Taliban will independently take care of extremist teams such because the Islamic State (IS) group.
“We are able to tackle Daesh independently,” Shaheen mentioned, utilizing an Arabic acronym for the group.
The place comes forward of talks between senior Taliban officers and U.S. officers in Doha, Qatar.
This is the primary direct talks the 2 teams could have for the reason that U.S. evacuated Afghanistan in August, with the U.S. saying these talks will not be an indication the Taliban shall be acknowledged by the U.S, in line with the AP.
Terrorism has already turn out to be a problem for the Taliban because the group known as Islamic State Khorasan just lately claimed a suicide bomber assault on a mosque that killed greater than 40 individuals.
The conferences in Qatar will happen on Saturday and Sunday the place the officers are anticipated to debate terrorism and evacuations of extra Americans and Afghan allies.
Two senior administration officers instructed Reuters that Tom West, deputy particular consultant for Afghanistan reconciliation with the State Department, and Sarah Charles, assistant to the administrator of USAID’s Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, are a few of the people anticipated to be on the conferences.