Taliban term Afghan peace Jirga as phony and vow to continue war

14:50, June 01, 2010      

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Taliban militants fighting Afghan and the NATO-led forces stationed in Afghanistan on Tuesday termed the government-initiated National Consultative Peace Jirga or assembly as phony and vowed to continue war, a statement of the outfit released to media said.

"They have launched drive for convening this phony Jirga to provide stuff for consumption by the American and world public but at the meantime, along with peaceful slogans of the Jirga," the statement said.

"The holding of the so-called National Consultative Jirga under the name of peace is a part of the failed efforts of the invading Americans and their surrogates in Afghanistan. The idea for convening of the so-called National Consultative Jirga was basically raised by Richard Halbroke, U.S. envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan at the start of the current year," the statement stressed.


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