August 22, 2017 – Fort Russ News – by Paul Antonopoulos
The Taliban have announced that it will be no easy task for the United States to continue occupying Afghanistan after President Donald Trump reneged on his promise to withdraw from the country.
“If America doesn’t withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, soon Afghanistan will become another graveyard for this superpower in the 21st century,” Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday.
He then urged for the US to prepare for a withdrawal from the country “instead of continuing the war” on Afghanistan, the longest-running war in US history.
“As long as there is one US soldier in our land, and they continue to impose war on us,” we will continue our insurgency, Mujahid emphasised.
Trump has been open to suggestions that a further 4,000 US soldiers, at the Pentagon’s proposal, will be deployed to bolster the other 8,400 boots in Afghanistan, prompting the Afghanistan to make their announcement.