Taliban endorses Trump in US presidential race

Washington: United States President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has received an endorsement from Taliban with the latter hoping that the re-election would lead to withdrawal of US military forces from Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told CBS News that they believe Trump is going to win the election “because he has proved himself a politician who accomplished all the major promises he had made to American people”.

“Although he might have missed some small things, but did accomplish the bigger promises, so it is possible that the US people who experienced deceptions in the past will once again trust Trump for his decisive actions,” Mujahid added.

On October 8, the Taliban welcomed an announcement by Trump on pulling out US troops by Christmas.

The Doha agreement, signed between the US and Taliban in February, drew up plans to pull out foreign forces from Afghanistan after two decades of war, in exchange for security guarantees from the insurgent group.

There are currently less than 5,000 US troops in Afghanistan. Pulling out of US forces from the country has been a long standing promise of Trump, something he is aiming to fulfil if he is re-elected in the November 3 presidential polls.

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