Is US at the 'edge of defeat' by Taliban?
rahul | September 11, 2008 at 01:47 pmby
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According to Taliban insurgents, the US in nearly defeated in Afghanistan. But, is it so?
Thu, 11 Sep 2008 18:32:30 GMT The Taliban insurgents say the United States is at the "edge of historical defeat" in Afghanistan seven years after invading the country. "Doesn't America stand at the edge of historical defeat in Afghanistan? Don't the NATO forces get defeated by Mujahideen at every step?" Taliban said in a statement released to mark the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. "Afghans have never surrendered to foreign interference and have always united against the infidel invasions and have defeated the invaders unitedly," it added.
The statement reiterated that the West was leading a "crusade" in Afghanistan. It also asked what US President George W. Bush and his NATO allies had achieved in the seven years since they invaded the country to remove the Taliban government in late 2001. The statement claimed the Taliban had control of the whole country except Kabul, and called on the US-led forces to leave. There are now nearly 70,000 US-led soldiers in Afghanistan to fight a Taliban-led insurgency. But the violence has mounted year by year, with about 50 percent more unrest in some areas this year as compared with 2007. JR/RA Original source at PressTV
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