Monday, November 29

Afghanistan: Taliban spokesman speaks to BBC after Islamist group entered Kabul


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Suhail Shaheen

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Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban, spoke live to the BBC.

Suhail Shaheen, a spokesman for the Taliban, told the BBC in a live television interview that the militants want a “peaceful transfer of power” in Afghanistan in the next few days and that they will not seek revenge.

This Sunday the president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, left the country shortly after the advance of the Taliban on the capital, Kabul.

After hours of siege at the city gates, the Taliban announced the takeover of the country.

The offensive comes amid the withdrawal of US and foreign troops after 20 years of military operations that did not expect the rapid collapse of government forces.


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