Islamabad (AP) — Afghanistan’s senior leader is in the Middle East of Qatar, talking to the Taliban for peace. Taliban leaders said on Sunday that the rebels wanted a political solution to the decades of war in Afghanistan.
Still, the battle for the districts of Afghanistan continues in dozens of states, and cities are demanding thousands of visas, so there are few signs of political agreement on the horizon. Most fear that the final withdrawal of US and NATO troops almost 20 years later will put deeper turmoil in a war-torn country.
Although brutal militias have revived to fight the Taliban, their loyalty lies with their commanders, many of whom are military commanders of the US Alliance, whose followers are often ethnic-based. This caused anxiety about deepening the division between many ethnic groups in Afghanistan. Most Taliban are Pashtuns, and in the past there have been brutal retaliatory killings by one ethnic group against another.
Meanwhile, in his statement prior to Tuesday’s Eid al-Adha Islamic holiday, the Taliban leader Maurawihibatura Akunzada said that the Taliban ended in 2001 with a US-led coalition invasion. Settlement that said they supported politics because they called their government during the reign.
“Despite military interests and progress, the Islamic Emirate enthusiastically supports every opportunity for a country’s political solution and establishment of the Islamic system,” he said.
But whichever Kabul, led by Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the National Reconciliation Council, has the highest level delegation to date in Doha and hastened to start dormant peace talks. There are no signs that the side has eased that position either. For several months.
Although Akhunzada’s statement repeatedly refers to the Islamic Emirate, its name is still a source of controversy. Earlier this year in Moscow, the United States, Russia, China and Pakistan did not support the return to Islamic Emirate, but the Taliban categorically refused to accept the Islamic Republic as the name of Afghanistan. Signed.
Akhunzada’s statement referred to the imposition of the Islamic system without explaining what it meant and how it differed from the system of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
He promised to support education, but for girls he said, “The Islamic Emirate will do so … Create a suitable environment for women’s education within the framework of sublime Islamic law. Please try. “
He did not mention how it differs from the educational institutions established in the last two decades, and whether women can work and move freely outside the home without male relatives. ..
The Taliban ordered commanders to treat civilians carefully to protect facilities and infrastructure, but schools were burned, women were restricted to homes, and some government buildings were blown up. He said that had occurred.
The Taliban denied reports of destruction by their commanders, saying the footage being shown was old and blaming the propaganda government.
Meanwhile, in Doha, the first round of talks took place on Saturday, with the second round starting late Sunday afternoon.
Washington’s peace ambassador, Zalmay Khalilzad, is also in Doha and announced at a meeting in Tashkent last week that he would like to reduce violence during Eid’s vacation and perhaps a three-day ceasefire.
With more than 95% of US withdrawals complete, Afghanistan’s future seems to be plagued by uncertainty.