Taliban warns America about Afghan airspace, demands to stop drone attacks

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The Taliban has warned the US not to violate Afghan airspace and to stop drone strikes in Afghanistan.

Kabul: The Taliban has asked the United States (US) to suspend drone operations in Afghan airspace. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid called the US move a violation of Afghanistan’s national security and called on all countries to act according to their mutual obligations.

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The Mujahid also said that acting on obligations would prevent negative consequences.

“We call on all countries, especially the United States, to act in accordance with our mutual obligations to prevent any negative consequences,” he said in a tweet.

The Pentagon said last month that it would continue to conduct drone strikes against Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K) and other terrorist groups operating within the South Asian nation.

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According to Fox News, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said, “We have the ability to strike from the sky to ensure the safety and security of our national security interests. I will tell you without imagining or future operations. Mann. Come on, we’ll keep those capabilities and continue to use them as needed.”

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The Taliban took control of Afghanistan last month and announced its interim government in September. US troops left Afghanistan on August 31 last year under the Doha Agreement, which they had previously agreed to with the Taliban.

First published:September 29, 2021, 10:23 am

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