Afghan forces fighting int’l terrorism on behalf of all humanity: Nicholson
AT-KABUL: While praising the bravery of Afghan security forces, the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) Mission Commander, Gen. John Nicholson said that Afghan security forces have been fighting against international terrorism. He also called on the Taliban to nod for the unprecedented peace offer by the National Unity Government and accept Afghan masse’s demand for peace and stability.
In his Ramadan message, Gen. Nicholson said the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (NDSF) had been fighting for the defense of Afghanistan and peace.
“These brave men and women are the true heroes of your nation, who continue to sacrifice and put their lives on the line to protect you, your families, and to provide a prosperous and peaceful future,” a statement from RS quoted him as saying on Friday.
The US and NATO forces commander said Afghan forces not just fought for Afghanistan, but they were also fighting on behalf of all humanity, against international terrorism.
“In this holy month of Ramadan, we encourage all armed Taliban to accept the offer of Afghan president and join in peace talks, for a better future for their children and the noble people of this great nation,” he said.
“We, the coalition forces, greatly appreciate your hospitality, and we are fully committed to stand with you in our joint struggle for peace, prosperity, and freedom in Afghanistan. We are with you and we will stay with you,” vowed Nicholson.
On behalf of coalition nations, Nicholson congratulated the noble people of Afghanistan, Muslim communities and the peace loving Muslim nations around the world for the holy month of Ramadan.
“We, the international community and coalition forces, wish you and your families a joyful and peaceful holy month of Ramadan,” he said.
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