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Taliban vows to fight Daesh without Washington’s help


AA / Washington

The provisional Taliban government pledged on Saturday to fight against the terrorist organization “Daesh” in Afghanistan, without the help of the United States.

This commitment comes before the holding of the first talks between the Taliban and Washington, Saturday, in the Qatari capital, Doha, after the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, according to the American Associated Press (AP).

Asked if the Taliban plan to work with the United States to contain ISIS in Afghanistan, the movement’s political spokesperson Suhail Shaheen told the PA that they were in a position to confront ISIS in a way. unilateral.

Quoted by the PA, officials from both sides said senior Taliban officials and US officials are holding talks on Saturday and Sunday to seek ways to contain extremist groups in Afghanistan and facilitate evacuation. foreign and Afghan citizens of the country.

Shaheen told the US News Agency that the talks will also focus on the peace agreement signed in 2020 between the Taliban and Washington, which paved the way for the final US withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The Qatari authorities, however, have not commented on the planned meeting between the Taliban and Washington in Doha.

By August 15, the Taliban had taken control of almost all of Afghanistan as US forces withdrew from the country.

* Translated from Arabic by Malèk Jomni

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