Taliban gave US chance to secure Kabul: report...

NY Post | 2021-08-30 20:06 UTC

As Taliban fighters retook the Afghan capital of Kabul in a lightning offensive earlier this month, insurgents offered to allow the US to hold the city — and senior leaders turned it down, according to a new report. On Aug. 15, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country as Taliban forces made their way into the capital city. When reports of gangs moving onto the streets emerged, senior US military leaders in Doha, Qatar, and Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s political leader, arranged an in-person meeting, according to the Washington Post, which cited a US official. At the meeting, Baradar reportedly said, “We have a problem. We have two options to deal with it: You [the United States military] take responsibility for securing Kabul or you have to allow us to do it.”

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