• Taliban cheers Trump's decision to pull thousands of American troops out of Afghanistan

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    In this May 27, 2016 file photo, Taliban fighters react to a speech by their senior leader in the Shindand district of Herat province, Afghanistan.
    Associated Press/Allauddin Khan
    A Taliban spokesperson said Wednesday that the insurgent force welcomes President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw thousands of US troops from Afghanistan, calling it a "good step."
    On Tuesday, acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller announced that the Pentagon was executing the president's plan for Afghanistan and withdrawing 2,000 of the roughly 4,500 troops currently in country.
    While the Taliban welcomes...
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