Avoid being 'scapegoats' for your leaders: Mohib to Taliban fighters


KABUL: Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib said Taliban ground fighters are rendered ‘‘scapegoats’‘ for their leaders, asking them to avoid sacrificing themselves for the sake of their bosses. 
At a gathering on Tuesday in the eastern Nangarhar province, Mohib stated that an intelligence agency abused Taliban insurgents; however, he didn’t go into further details and mention any intelligence agency’s name.
“You are fighting for the individuals who live in a peaceful condition in Quetta, Karachi, Islamabad, and Peshawar,” Mohib said, addressing Taliban fighters. 
Mohib said militants who were ready to make peace were welcomed, and their concerns and complaints would be heard and responded to.
He claimed militants had been weakened, and currently, they had gathered their men from all over Afghanistan for fighting in Kandahar and Helmand, but no one was cooperating with them.
Mohib’s remarks come in the wake of the second round of the intra-Afghan negotiations, which are reportedly marred by the absence of crucial negotiators on both sides.