Afghan president vows to defeat advancing Taliban in six months


KABUL:

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Monday informed a unprecedented joint session of the parliament a brand new safety plan backed by the US and worldwide group would convey the Taliban to their knees in six months.

Afghan President Ghani directed the nation’s Interior and Defence Ministries in addition to secret service NDS (National Directorate of Security) to expedite efforts to strengthen and streamline public rebellion forces towards the advancing Taliban. Ghani issued a stern warning to the Taliban to both interact in a significant dialogue for peace or face final defeat on the battlefield.

“Our security plan is clear, without going into details, I would only say, all preparations are completed to defer this wave of ‘fitnah’. There is no doubt main elements of this plan is the public uprising along with the security forces,” he stated.

Giving an thought of the plan, he added military would focus on the defence of strategic belongings, the police would guarantee safety of strategic districts and cities whereas the NDS would take ahead technique of rebellion course of.

“For the implementation of this plan, in the leadership of the US we have the proper support of our international partners…the international financial and political support would remain with us,” stated Ghani, including Afghans have troublesome selections forward of them.

“Our security plan is clear. We are all ready to end the insurgency in the next six months,” stated the Afghan president.

“We have made our decision, the Taliban and their backers should make their decisions,” he added.

‘Ghani’s time is over’

The Taliban had been fast to reject remarks of the Afghan president.

In an announcement, the group stated: “Ashraf Ghani’s statements were all ‘nonsense’, he was trying to control his bad situation and mistakes. The nation has decided to prosecute national traitors and bring them to justice. Declarations of war, accusations and misrepresentation cannot prolong life. His (Ghani’s) time is over.”

Last week the group expressed its apprehensions concerning President Ghani’s earlier remarks on bringing peace and order within the coming six months.

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“The Islamic Emirate (Taliban) additionally warns that within the subsequent six months, the accountability for any navy transformation will fall on the leaders of the Kabul administration (Afghan authorities). The ‘Mujahideen’ of the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) will strongly defend their territories and the struggle by the enemy will proceed. In that case, the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) is not going to stay on the defensive,” stated the group in an announcement final Friday.

The thought of militia had brought about issues amongst rights group with the Human Rights Watch calling for scarping the concept altogether. It had warned in a report that such militia with lowered coaching and doubtlessly much less oversight dangers being yet one more abusive militia working exterior the navy’s chain of command.

Criticising US-Taliban deal

In a veiled reference to the deal brokered by the US diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad with the Taliban in Qatar final 12 months, Ghani stated the method hampered and sidelined the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and legitimised the insurgents. He stated that this course of didn’t result in peace, however created ambiguity and suspicion resulting in the present state of affairs in Afghanistan.

“We’ll stand against the ‘fitnah’ (heretical uprising) to protect our democratic values. Our young democracy has problems but it’s the system of people by the people, so we are going to protect it,” stated Ghani, including the Taliban strengthened ties with worldwide terrorists and have turn out to be extra ‘brutal and un-Islamic’.

The Doha Agreement paved the best way for the withdrawal of overseas troops from Afghanistan, launch of intra-Afghan peace talks, and launch of some 5,000 key rebel commanders from prisons.

Political analyst Syed Iqbal informed Anadolu Agency the plan was by no means favored by the Afghan authorities. “Out of fear of losing the much-needed US support, the government remained quiet and did what it was asked to do, such as release of the Taliban. But now, as the Taliban are marching on cities in defiance of that deal (Doha Agreement), the Afghan government is frustrated and expressing its anger,” he stated.

After overrunning nearly 200 rural districts, the Taliban started assaults on main cities on Friday as they marched on Herat metropolis subsequent to Iran, inflicting panic and anxiousness on this third greatest metropolis of an estimated half one million inhabitants.

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