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Taliban Hiding behind Civilians: Mohib

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KABUL: The National Security Advisor says that the Taliban rebels are using civilians as shields on the battlefields in which the Afghan security forces had avoided conducting 2,000 operations in a bid not to harm them.

“War has norms in every country, but the Taliban are not committed to any norms; they don’t accept the war laws,” said Hamdullah Mohib on Wednesday. “(The Taliban) consider children, youths and women as their enemies and consider their killing legal everywhere in Afghanistan.”

Mr. Mohib deemed the ongoing war in Afghanistan as illegal, saying that all Islamic countries declared war in Afghanistan illegitimate. “Except the Ulemas of one country that declared this war legal, all other Islamic countries declared this war illegal and this is an act of Muslim killings, Human killings and harming the innocent people.”

However he didn’t name any country, but the Afghan officials have all the time blamed Pakistan for providing safe havens and training camps in its soil.

His remarks come amid US efforts to push the Afghan government and Taliban to engage into negotiations, finding a political solution to the 40 years long war in the country.

Some top Afghan elites termed Ghani’s administration as a hurdle before the peace process. Talking to a press conference on Wednesday, a senior member of Jamiat-e-Islami, Ahmad Zia Massod said that peace would not be ensured until Ghani is in power.  

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