The Taliban terrorist group has suffered serious losses over the past ten years, which has little changed the situation in Afghanistan – the dead militants are being replaced by recruits, and the violence continues.
About this writes the publication The New York Times.
Neither the military operations of the Afghan military, nor even the American intervention could put an end to the Taliban, media say. Now the terrorists are one step away from realizing their most important desire – the complete withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.
“They survived the superpower after almost 19 years of a painful war,” NYT writes, stressing that during this time the Taliban have not “changed their harsh ideology” and are now ready to start negotiations on the separation of powers in the republic.
When Soviet troops left Afghanistan in 1989, civil wars swept the country, the newspaper recalls.
However, now the Mujahideen do not intend to fight each other – they are actively attacking the Afghan troops, spreading fear among the people. The situation is exacerbated by concerns regarding negotiations with terrorists. Afghans are afraid that the Taliban will force them to give most of the government under their control.
The publication cites the words of the young commander of an elite Taliban detachment, who was still a child when the US invasion began.
“Our fight began before America – against corruption. Corrupt officials asked America to come because they could not fight, ” he said.
Another Taliban commander, whose name is not named, said that “jihad will continue” until “until an Islamic system is created.”The Spanish Foreign Minister called “interesting speculation” that she could lead the WTO