KABUL: Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan president, stated that the Taliban could not make the Afghan government surrender even in the next hundred years, during a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace on Tuesday, reported by the Khaama Press.
According to the report, the president also said that the Taliban and its supporters are solely responsible for the current destruction and bloodshed in Afghanistan.
Afghan national security advisor Hamdullah Mohib also told reporters that the Afghan people are ready to defend their territory, dismissing the Taliban’s expansion within their territory as a sign of them being welcomed.
Mohib also stated that seven Black Hawk Choppers, an aircraft model, will be soon handed to Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) by the US, saying, “Next week we will receive seven Black Hawks,” as part of Washington’s continued support for Afghanistan.
This is amid increased Taliban offenses in northern Afghanistan, leading to more than 1000 Afghan forces fleeing to Tajikistan through the shared border.
The Afghan government on Tuesday announced plans for a definite counterattack.
A rapid increase in violence across all of Afghanistan has caused many concerns to Afghans and the international community, given the nearing deadline for complete foreign troops’ withdrawal and the state of fighting.