Gen. Dustom called on Taliban to join peace process

(Last Updated On: August 4, 2015)

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Afghanistan first vice president, General Abdul Rashid Dustom in a gathering for supporting Afghan security forces in insecure Qaysar district of Faryab province said that Taliban must join the peace process; otherwise he himself will come to action to destroy Taliban.

In reaction to the death of Taliban’s former leader, Mullah Omar, Gen. Dustom said that Taliban must know that they are led by foreign leaders not those who they claim.

Dustom claimed that he has been aware of the reports of Omar’s death since one year ago.

He stressed that the Taliban must know that the war will not have any result as Mullah Muhammad Mansoor, their new leader said in his first speech.

An audio message purported to be the first by new Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has called for a continuation of the group’s armed resistance to both the central government and remaining foreign forces in Afghanistan.

The message, released online on Saturday, marks the first public statement by the group’s new head after being officially named the successor to the group’s founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, who reportedly died two years ago.

That statement seems to be a sharp turnaround from previous depictions of Mansoor, whom sources had said had pushed Omar to look for new approaches to the 14-year-long resistance to occupation.

Dostum called on the Taliban to lay down their weapons and join the peace process.

Afghanistan first vice president, who once fought the anti-communist guerillas in the 1980s and the Taliban in the 1990s emphasized on thwarting terrorist plans in Qaysar district of Faryab province praised Afghan security forces efforts in the province.




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