Taliban condemn deadly US drone strike, stress international support
According to Press TV, Taliban Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid made the remarks on Sunday, while speaking to China Media Group, some three weeks after the United States conducted a drone strike in the vicinity of the Kabul International Airport allegedly targeting a potential planner with the Daesh terrorist group.
“This is not the only incident that the US has committed. It’s 20 years that they have martyred civilians in Afghanistan,” he said, calling on the United States to take responsibility for its past “killings and oppression” in the country.
“The US must be held accountable for their past actions and cooperate with the people of Afghanistan as a form of compensation for the killings and oppression in the country,” he added.
Mujahid, who also serves as Deputy Minister of Culture and Information of the new interim government in Afghanistan, further said such careless acts by the United States lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.
The Taliban spokesman reiterated the call for international donors to restart aid to Afghanistan, while expressing optimism for the extension of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another six months which was adopted on Friday.