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Taliban opposes presence of any foreign troops

AT Monitoring Desk

KABUL: In reaction to the reports that some foreign troops might stay in Afghanistan to ensure the security of airports and diplomatic missions, the Taliban said it opposes any foreign troops presence.

In a statement, the Taliban said that it opposes the presence of any foreign troops in Afghanistan following reports that suggested some troops sought to remain in the country to ensure the security of airports and diplomatic missions.

The Taliban in statement said they want positive and useful relations with the world, the region and neighboring countries.

“The people of Afghanistan have been facing many problems for the past four decades and therefore need the humanitarian and non-biased help of the international community and benevolent and friendly countries, and the Taliban want their help for the people of Afghanistan and welcome it,” the group added.

“It is the responsibility of Afghans to maintain the security of Afghanistan’s territory, airports, foreign embassies and diplomatic missions,” it added.

The Taliban also pointed out that the presence of foreign troops by any name and from any country is unacceptable.

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