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Taliban Assures Afghans A ‘Bright Future’ If Americans Leave

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According to a report by Reuters, the Taliban told “American invaders” to leave Afghanistan in an announcement marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, assured the people of a bright future under Islamic rule and said it had already liberated “vast areas” of the country. The Taliban, who announced a surprise three-day ceasefire over the Eid holiday, except against foreign forces, also denounced the U.S. relocation of its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. Taliban leader Sheikh Haibatullah Akhunzada said in the statement that Afghans’ salvation lay in “American and other occupying forces” leaving and repeated a call for talks with the United States. He said: “We also assure our nation (of) a bright future for our country accompanied by peace and prosperity, Allah willing.”

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