Afghanistan's Situation Will Change In 6 Months, Says President Ashraf Ghani

As US and NATO soldiers leave Afghanistan, the Taliban have taken control of dozens of districts, acquired additional land, and assumed control of important border crossings with neighboring nations.

President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan has stated that the country's position will improve in the next six months, emphasizing that city security is his government's top concern. Ghani said the Taliban has evolved from 20 years ago, but that the shift has been, bad, and that they have become "more harsh and tyrannical" as compared to the previous two decades while speaking to a virtual cabinet meeting on Sunday in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, to commemorate National Flag Day.

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"We want peace, but they want capitulation instead of peace, prosperity, or growth. We must maintain a tough posture because they will not participate in serious conversations unless the battle situation improves. This will necessitate a large-scale mobilisation across the country.” according to Ghani. He also said that one component of his six-month plan includes public mobilisation for safeguarding the system under the direction of the National Directorate of Security while stressing the significance of putting it into action. The Taliban wants to bring the government and the people under their control. People across the country should rally against this, according to Ashraf Ghani, the president of Afghanistan. The Taliban are waging war in all of the country's major cities. Afghan military retaliated on Sunday.

"If the Taliban believe in the sword (force), our defence and security forces will respond appropriately with the sword," Ghani said, adding that the Afghan government's voice is the voice of peace and that all Afghans have agreed on a peaceful settlement to the conflict. The government's goal, he claims, is to protect ideals, provide enduring peace, and restore order to the country.

On Sunday, as the Taliban started offensives in major cities, Afghan troops battled and bombed Taliban militants and positions around the country. The Taliban also assaulted the airport in Kandahar, the second-largest city of Afghan and a former rebel bastion, with at least three rockets overnight, according to a spokesperson of the Taliban, intending to thwart the Afghan government airstrikes. In the provinces of Ghazni, Kandahar, Farah, Jowzjan, Balkh, Samangan, Helmand, Takhar, Kunduz, Baghlan, Kabul, and Kapisa, Afghan security forces have led operations and counter-attacks against the Taliban. As US and NATO soldiers leave the nation, the Taliban have taken control of dozens of districts, acquired additional land, and assumed control of critical border crossings with neighbouring countries.

According to Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid, “We demolished the Kandahar airport because the enemy was using it as a base to launch strikes against us.” The Taliban issued a strong warning and threatened retaliation for recent US bombings on Friday, a day after the Pentagon revealed that the terrorists had been targeted weeks before the entire withdrawal from Afghanistan.

After the missiles hit the runway, authorities temporarily halted flights out of Kandahar. Later, the flying operations were restored.