US-led coalition to be aimed at defeating terrorists in Afghanistan

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US, WASHINGTON – The US and the coalition led by them “are aimed at winning” over terrorists in Afghanistan. This was stated on Saturday by the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, American General John Nicholson, commenting on the Taliban’s new terrorist attack in Kabul.

“Today’s terrorist attack again demonstrated that the enemies of Afghanistan are killing everyone,” he said in a statement issued by the Pentagon’s press service, “Unarmed civilians throughout Afghanistan are constantly feeling this on themselves.”

According to him, “the legitimate government of Afghanistan and its Armed Forces are tirelessly taking steps to protect all Afghans, reacting to these acts of terrorism, showing courage and professionalism.” “We will also continue our struggle with extremists in order to bring peace to this region,” Nicholson said.

The responsibility for Saturday’s terrorist attack in Kabul, which killed at least 95 people, was taken over by the Taliban (banned in the Russian Federation).

Nicholson told CBS television on January 14 that the Taliban did not sit down at the negotiating table because they “think they can win.” The Taliban can either lay down their arms, return to society and be part of the future of Afghanistan, or die, “the general added.

Now in Afghanistan, approximately 15 thousand American soldiers are deployed. The US has been fighting there since October 2001, which cost the Pentagon about $ 680 billion. Over the past 16 years, 2,35 thousand American servicemen have died in Afghanistan, and more than 20,000 have been injured.