Taliban Warns NATO to Push Ahead With Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan

Thirty Taliban Fighters Killed In Afghanistan During Bomb Making Class

Thirty Taliban Fighters Killed In Afghanistan During Bomb-Making Class

Adjusting how missions are funded could benefit the US, which leads a battlegroup in Poland and regularly contributes to other operations, such as air policing efforts in the Baltics.

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is weighing up whether to withdraw the roughly 10,000 troops from the region and will meet this week to make a final decision. The group has warned North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ministers not to seek a "continuation of occupation and war".

"Anyone seeking extension of wars and occupation will be held liable for it just like the previous two decades". The administration of new U.S. President Joe Biden faces calls to seek a six-month delay.

"If we decide to leave we risk to jeopardize the peace process, we risk to lose the gains we have made in the fight against worldwide terrorism over the last years", the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief said earlier this month.

"If we decide to stay we risk to continue to be in a hard military operation in Afghanistan and we risk increased violence also against North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops".

In a detailed statement issued against the backdrop of reports that the USA and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces intend to prolong their stay in Afghanistan and spike in violence, the Taliban listed a number of steps they took to implement the Doha agreement.

Violence has escalated in Afghanistan over recent days, with multiple bomb blasts in the capital Kabul this week killing a senior police officer and a number of civilians.

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has repeatedly insisted that members of the alliance must decide "together" on the future of their mission.

He did not detail how he sees costs being spread out, but said that making more allies pay for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation missions would serve as an incentive for other members to get involved in defense efforts.

"If we decide to leave, we risk to jeopardise the peace process, we risk to lose the gains we have made in the fight against worldwide terrorism over the last years", the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation chief said earlier this month.

"If we decide to stay we risk to continue to be in a hard military operation in Afghanistan and we risk increased violence also against North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops".

"The Islamic Emirate (Afghan Taliban) on its part is seriously committed to its implementation, has taken effective steps in this regard, and also wants the other side to stringently implement the accord", the statement said.

The US and the Afghan government have blamed them for a wave of deadly attacks on journalists, politicians, judges and activists.

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