A senior Taliban commander has said insurgency will not win the war in Afghanistan Photo: REUTERS
Taliban: 'We Cannot Win War In Afghanistan' -- The Telegraph
A senior Taliban commander has said insurgency will not win the war in Afghanistan, conceding that the only way forward for the group is to settle with other political forces in the country.
The veteran, identified only as Mawlvi in the interview for the New Stateman, said although admitting weakness would harm the morale of their troops, the Taliban recapturing Kabul was now "a very distant prospect".
"Any Taliban leader expecting to be able to capture Kabul is making a grave mistake. Nevertheless, the leadership also knows that it cannot afford to acknowledge this weakness. To do so would undermine the morale of Taliban personnel. The leadership knows the truth – that they cannot prevail over the power they confront," he said.
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