Taliban accuse U.S. of ‘unjust’ war in Afghanistan

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In a surprising finding, the report found that the Taliban are willing to accept long-term U.S. military presence and bases as long as they do not constrain Afghan independence and Islamic jurisprudence. The eviction of foreign forces from Afghanistan has been one of the motivating factors for the Taliban’s jihad.

The Taliban broke off peace talks with the U.S. in March. One of the reasons for its decision was that the Obama administration has not released five high-value Taliban operatives from the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen

Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.

Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.


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