A Taliban spokesman on Tuesday mentioned the U.S. should full its evacuation of individuals from Afghanistan by the August 31 date the President Joe Biden-administration set for the withdrawal of all American troops.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned that his group will settle for “no extensions” to the deadline. He says life is returning to regular within the nation however chaos on the airport stays an issue. Many Afghans are determined to flee the Taliban takeover of the nation.
Earlier within the day, the director of the CIA met with the Taliban’s high political chief in Kabul, an official mentioned, as extra stories emerged of abuses in areas held by the fighters, fueling considerations about Afghanistan’s future and the destiny of these racing to depart the nation earlier than the looming U.S. withdrawal.
A Taliban spokesman dashed hopes that an American-led evacuation might proceed past an Aug. 31 deadline to permit extra time for Western powers to get their residents and susceptible Afghans in another country.
Current days have seen a flurry of efforts to hurry the chaotic operation at Kabul’s airport, the place scenes of desperation have highlighted each the disarray of the American pullout and fears that the Taliban will once more impose a brutal rule.
Whereas particulars of William Burns’ dialogue with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar on Monday weren’t launched, the assembly represents a unprecedented second for a CIA that for 20 years focused the Taliban in paramilitary operations. And it offers a way of the extent of the wrangling taking place forward of the top of America’s two-decade struggle within the nation.