Xinhua News Agency, Kabul, August 24 (Farid Behbad) Afghan Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said on the 24th that the United States must withdraw all troops and personnel before August 31.
Mujahid said at a press conference that day that the U.S. military currently controls the airport in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and that the U.S. must withdraw all troops, contractors, and personnel before August 31. This period will not be extended.
Mujahid said that he does not want to see the Afghan people leave their country, and the United States should change its policy of encouraging Afghans to leave.
He also called on the Afghan people waiting outside the Kabul airport to return home and promised to ensure their safety.
Mujahid said that the Taliban are in contact with embassies of various countries, including the US embassy, to maintain diplomatic relations.
He said that he did not want foreign embassies in Kabul to close or stop working, and promised to ensure the safety of foreign diplomatic missions.
In addition, according to Afghanistan’s Arianna News Agency, Taliban sources said in an interview with the US “Foreign Policy” magazine that the Taliban will form a 12-member committee to administer the country. The members include the heads of the Taliban political committee, Baradar and the Taliban. Founder Omar’s eldest son Mohamed Jacob, senior Taliban member Khalil Rahman Haqqani, former Afghan President Karzai, Afghan National Reconciliation Committee Chairman Abdullah, and Afghan Islamic Party leaders Gulbuddin Hikmatyar and others.
U.S. President Biden announced in April this year that the U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan will begin to withdraw on May 1 and will withdraw completely before September 11.
In July he also stated that the US military mission in Afghanistan will end on August 31.
On August 15, the Taliban entered and controlled Kabul, declaring that "the war in Afghanistan has ended."
On August 17, Mujahid stated at a press conference that the Taliban planned to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
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