18 April 2017

News Story: McMaster Adamant That Taliban Will Be Defeated

H.R. McMaster (Image: Wiki Commons)
By Haris Jamalzada

U.S President Donald Trump’s national security adviser H.R McMaster said in an interview with TOLOnews on Sunday members of the Taliban who refuse to join the peace process will be defeated on the battlegrounds.

“The Taliban must be defeated as well. They can be defeated in a number of ways. For those that are reconcilable, who are now willing to join their Afghan brothers to strengthen the Afghan state, to end the violence, to be part of the political process, I think your president and the chief executive officer they will welcome them back in. So it is their choice now,” he said.

Commenting on the U.S bombing on Daesh militants in Nangarhar, he said his country would not tolerate the existence of such groups.

“Well it is not just the bomb (Thursday’s MOAB), but it is really what our soldiers are doing every day alongside courageous Afghan soldiers, fighting Daesh, ensuring that these people who victimized women, who shoot people in hospital beds, we cannot tolerate the existence of that kind of an organization. They are a threat to all civilized people, so we have come together in a long struggle against these groups who must be defeated,” he added. 

Read the full story at TOLOnews