Afghanistan: Taliban warns “consequences” if the United States delay their pull out
While thousands of Afghans want to flee the country and other nations continue to evacuate their citizens, the Taliban has raised the possibility of an American-led campaign being extended.
They cautioned on Monday that delaying the withdrawal of the US and its Western partners from Afghanistan would have “consequences,” therefore the end date has been set for August 31.
President Biden stated that the United States will withdraw all of its armed personnel. So, if they keep going, it implies they’re going to prolong the occupation, which isn’t necessary,” Taliban spokesperson Suhail Shaheen told Sky News.
“The answer is negative if the US or the UK seek for extra time to resume evacuations. Or there will be repercussions,” he said.
Seven people were murdered in an attack on the Afghan capital’s airport on Sunday. Since August 14, the Americans have evacuated 30,300 individuals, according to Washington. Up to 15,000 Americans, as well as 50,000 to 60,000 Afghans and their families, are expected to flee the country.