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WorldTaliban warns U.S. "will soon regret" abandoning peace talks

00:00  12 september  2019
00:00  12 september  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Rep. Michael Waltz cites 9/11 anniversary in slamming Trump decision to invite Taliban to US for peace talks

Rep. Michael Waltz cites 9/11 anniversary in slamming Trump decision to invite Taliban to US for peace talks A Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee on Sunday assailed President Donald Trump's now-canceled plan to host Taliban leaders at Camp David for secret peace talks around the 18th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, stating, "I do not ever want to see these terrorists" on US soil. "As we head into the anniversary of 9/11, I do not ever want to see these terrorists step foot on United States soil. Period," Rep. Michael Waltz of Florida told CNN's Fredricka Whitfield on "Newsroom.

US President Donald Trump has declared as “dead” so-called peace talks with the Taliban , prompting the militant group to declare war against American forces "If Trump wants to stop talks , we will take the first way and they will soon regret it," he added. Trump’ s comments echoed those by Secretary

The Taliban (alleged member, right) vowed to keep fighting US forces in Afghanistan on Tuesday adding that US President Donald Trump (left) would ' regret ' abandoning recent peace talks . 'If Trump wants to stop talks , we will take the first way and they will soon regret it.'

Kabul, Afghanistan — It was just after midnight on the morning of September 11 in Kabul when the sound of an explosion echoed across the capital. A couple of phone calls confirmed that a rocket had blown up inside the compound of the U.S. Embassy. Mercifully no one was hurt.

It was the first incident since President Trump abruptly announced that the U.S. peace talks with the Taliban were off.

"They're dead. They're dead," Mr. Trump wrote. "As far as I'm concerned they're dead."

US envoy meets with Afghan president in Kabul

US envoy meets with Afghan president in Kabul The US envoy leading efforts to forge a deal with the Taliban has met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul, officials said Monday, as a historic agreement with the insurgents appeared close. © KARIM JAAFAR US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has spent about a year meeting with the Taliban in a bid to end America's war in Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad has spent about a year meeting with the Taliban in Doha in a series of talks aimed at ending America's 18-year-old war in Afghanistan. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

' US will regret walking away from talks ' Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said Tuesday that the militant group had tried dialogue as one of the two ways available to end the US President Donald Trump has declared as “dead” so-called peace talks with the Taliban , prompting the militant group to

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Taliban vowed Tuesday to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan after President Donald Trump said talks with them were "dead "If Trump wants to stop talks , we will take the first way and they will soon regret it,” he added. Speaking to reporters at the White House on

In response, the Taliban has doubled down.

"We had two ways to end occupation in Afghanistan, one was jihad and fighting, the other was talks and negotiations," spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said. "If Trump wants to stop talks, we will take the first way and they will soon regret it."

Taliban warns U.S. "will soon regret" abandoning peace talks© Rahmat Gul/AP ADDITION Afghanistan The Taliban's fight against Afghan and coalition forces had already ratcheted up significantly in the past two weeks, and that was during the peace talks in Doha.

Deputy Interior Minister General Khoshal Sadat told CBS News the Taliban has suffered "hundreds" of casualties in the last 10 days, after the militants launched major offensives across three provinces.

That claim was backed up by sources CBS News contacted at Resolute Support, the U.S.-led NATO mission in Afghanistan.

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The Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting in Afghanistan, saying U . S . President Donald Trump would “regret” declaring peace negotiations are over with the terrorist group. “If Trump wants to stop talks , we will take the first way, and they will soon regret it,” the spokesman added.

Fresh round of US , Taliban talks in Doha, hope for peace deal rise. The Afghan Taliban on Tuesday vowed to continue fighting against US forces in Afghanistan, saying Washington would regret abandoning "If Trump wants to stop talks , we will take the first way and they will soon regret it."

But the fighting has only intensified, and it's now likely to escalate significantly more.

The country faces a presidential election on September 28. The Taliban has targeted elections in the past, and they've threatened to go on the attack again, warning voters to stay away from the polls or face the consequences.

The Afghan government's chief executive and second in command, Abdullah Abdullah, told us this week that the country is entering one of the most dangerous and unpredictable periods in its history.

Eighteen years into the war sparked by the September 11 terror attacks, more than 2,400 American service members have been killed in Afghanistan, along with more than 1,000 NATO allies. Thousands more have been wounded.

The Afghan government stopped revealing the extent of their own military casualties long ago, because it was damaging troop morale.

The civilian death toll numbers in the tens of thousands, and in a tragic twist, the U.S. and its allies, including the Afghan forces, have been linked to more civilians deaths this year than the Taliban.

House committee subpoenas Trump's envoy on Taliban talks.
Rep. Eliot Engel of New York accused the Trump administration of keeping Congress and Americans "in the dark" about the negotiations with the Taliban. He also canceled a meeting he said he had planned with Taliban representatives and the Afghan government at the Camp David presidential retreat. On Monday, he said the talks with the insurgents were "dead." Engel said he issued the subpoena because he said the State Department failed to respond to numerous requests for briefings by the presidential envoy.

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