The Taliban have vowed to & # 39; for 100 years & # 39; to continue to fight in Afghanistan after Donald Trump had dramatically canceled peace talks with extremist militants.
Taliban leaders claimed that they had already rejected Trump's overtures and promised that & # 39; we will continue our jihad & # 39; almost 18 years after being forced out of power.
Trump & # 39; s Twitter announcement came at a sensitive time, with a series of important days this week, including the 9/11 anniversary, and an Afghan presidential election later this month.
Afghans are now committed to a possible new wave of Taliban violence, while insurgents promise to fight against the so-called & # 39; foreign occupation & # 39; and warned that & # 39; more Americans will die & # 39 ;.
The Taliban have vowed to & # 39; for 100 years & # 39; continue to fight in Afghanistan after Donald Trump (photo) dramatically canceled peace talks with extremist militants
The Taliban delegation arrives earlier this year for discussions in Moscow. The talks are now suspended after Trump's announcement and it is unclear when they will resume
The US president announced out of the blue that he had secretly invited Taliban leaders and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to talk at camp David this weekend.
But he said he canceled the talks and broader peace negotiations after the Taliban demanded an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier.
& # 39; If they cannot agree to a cease-fire during these very important peace talks and even kill 12 innocent people, they probably don't have the power to make a meaningful deal anyway, & # 39; said Trump.
& # 39; How many decades do they want to fight? & # 39;
In response to Trump's question, a Taliban source said The times: & # 39; We will fight. We have fought for 18 years and we will fight for a hundred years. We will continue our jihad. They will have to pay a price.
& # 39; The US wanted us to announce a nationwide ceasefire, but again refused. It is not possible for us. & # 39;
Trump revealed that he had canceled a secret Sunday meeting with Afghan president Ashraf Ghani (pictured left and right) and a separate meeting with Taliban leaders
The president said he canceled & # 39; peace negotiations & # 39; after giving in to the Kabul attack for & # 39; false leverage & # 39; to build
Trump has pledged to withdraw the remaining 13,000 to 14,000 US troops from Afghanistan and to put an end to US involvement in the conflict.
A Trump envoy has been negotiating with Taliban leaders in Qatar for months, but it is now unclear when and whether peace talks will resume.
State Secretary Mike Pompeo said the envoy, Zalmay Khalilzad, had been recalled.
Saying that the Taliban & # 39; too many & # 39; had reached with their car bomb attack, killing Sergeant First Class Elis Barreto Ortiz, Pompeo said it was now up to the Taliban to & # 39; change their behavior & # 39 ;.
More than 1,000 Taliban fighters have been killed in Afghanistan in the last 10 days, Pompeo said.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesperson, slammed Trump and said US troops attacked Afghanistan at the same time.
& # 39; This will lead to more losses for the US & # 39 ;, he said.
A Taliban suicide attack in downtown Kabul on Thursday killed an American soldier, a Romanian servant, and at least 10 civilians near the US embassy
Afghans are now committed to a possible new wave of Taliban violence as the insurgents promise to fight the so-called & # 39; foreign occupation & # 39;
& # 39; Its credibility will be compromised, the anti-peacekeeping attitude will be exposed to the world, losses in lives and assets will increase. & # 39;
But the Taliban still believed & # 39; that the American side will come back to this position & # 39; of conversations aimed at the full end of the occupation & # 39 ;, he said.
As the violence escalated, Afghan leaders, including President Ashraf Ghani, became increasingly critical of the deal and encouraged the Taliban to engage in direct talks.
A possible deal would mean that the US would withdraw their troops into the country after nearly 18 years, raising concerns among some Afghans who fear that the Taliban will regain some of their power.
In return, the Taliban would guarantee that the country would never again become a safe haven for violent extremist groups, as happened with Al-Qaeda before the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The US invaded Afghanistan and removed the Taliban shortly after 9/11.
The Taliban, who had taken power violently in 1996, so far refused to talk to the Afghan government and called it an American puppet.
Trump said he had invited the Taliban to talk at Camp David (photo), the historic presidential retreat near Thurmont, Maryland.
The Afghan presidency maintained yesterday that true peace can only be achieved if the Taliban stop killing Afghans and accept a ceasefire, and face-to-face talks with the Afghan government.
Afghanistan is entering a series of very sensitive days, with the anniversary of the death of an anti-Taliban commander today, an Islamic holy day tomorrow and the anniversary of 9/11 on Wednesday.
It also takes weeks for Afghanistan to hold presidential elections, raising the fear that the Taliban will step up their campaign of violence to disrupt voting.
Trump was criticized at home for offering the Taliban, despite his attacks on Americans and the shelter of Osama bin Laden.
& # 39; Camp David is where American leaders met to plan our response after Al Qaeda, supported by the Taliban, had killed 3,000 Americans on 9/11 & # 39 ;, said US Congressman Liz Cheney, a republican whose father , Dick Cheney, US vice president was time of the attacks, wrote on Twitter on Sunday.
& # 39; No Taliban member is allowed to set foot there. Ever. & # 39;
Afghanistan's neighbor, Iran, who has historically opposed the Taliban and has tense relations with the United States, said it & # 39; seriously concerned & # 39; used to be.
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