The Taliban tweeted earlier in the week that it will not be attending a meeting with Afghan authorities until all – primarily US forces – have left the country.
“Until all foreign forces completely withdraw from our homeland, (we) will not participate in any conference that shall make decisions about Afghanistan,” tweeted spokesperson for the Taliban Qatar office, Mohammad Naeem, just hours before news broke in the United States that later today President Joe Biden will announce the full and complete pull back of American troops by September 11th – the 20th anniversary of the 2001, terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers in New York, and the Pentagon.
An earlier withdrawal agreement put in place by former Republican President Donald Trump will be missed by the current Democratic administration.
Just how the Taliban see the retreat and look to employ it to either work towards peace with the Afghan authorities, or attempt a military victory once the US forces have left remains to be seen.
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