New Taliban chief tells US to finish Afghan 'occupation' in first message

New Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada
New Taliban chief Haibatullah Akhundzada on Saturday referred to as on america to finish its “occupation” of Afghanistan in his first message since being appointed the militant group’s chief in Could.

“Admit the realities as a substitute of ineffective use of pressure and muscle… and put an finish to the occupation,” Akhundzada stated in a speech on the eve of Eidul Fitr, the Muslim pageant marking the tip of the fasting month of Ramadan.

“Our message to the American invaders and her allies is that this: the Afghan Muslim individuals neither concern your pressure nor your stratagem. They think about martyrdom in confrontation with you as a cherished purpose of their life,” Akhundzada added.

“You might be going through not a gaggle or faction however a nation. You aren’t going to be a winner (if Allah keen).”

The message is the primary by Akhundzada since his predecessor Akhtar Mansour was killed throughout a US drone strike in neighbouring Pakistan in Could.

The chief’s assertion comes two days after twin Taliban bomb blasts killed at the least 32 Afghan policemen and wounded 78 others on the sting of Kabul.

“Our message to the supporters of the invaders is that it might need been dawned on you in the course of the previous 15 years that you’re getting used for realisation of American objectives,” Akhundzada stated, including that “your help and siding with invaders is just like the work of these abhorrent faces who in our previous historical past supported the Britons and the Soviets,” he added.

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