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  1. HAIDER

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    KABUL: Asserting that the Taliban has chosen war over peace, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Hazrat Omar Zakhilwal has said the militant group believes their goal can only be reached through war.



    "Taliban believes in war and they [Taliban] think by continuing the war they can reach their goals in Afghanistan, especially in the upcoming war season, which is a big hindrance to peace," Tolo News quoted him, as saying.



    Zakhilwal’s statement came after Pakistan’s Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz, voiced concerns over the rejection of peace talks by the Taliban and said that Islamabad could play a vital role in Afghanistan's peace process but could not directly order the Taliban to join the negotiations.



    After Aziz's remarks, Kabul had announced that if the Taliban does not join the peace talks it would have to face full wrath of the security forces.



    "Our request from Pakistan is that on the basis of agreements bring Taliban to the table and if this does not happen we, on the basis of quadrilateral meeting agreements, have fully prepared ourselves for military operations against the Taliban,"

    Tolo news quoted said Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's deputy spokesman Dawa Khan Menapal as saying.



    There have been skeptics that Pakistan was not being honest in its dealings with Kabul.

    However, Pakistani analysts believe that the new stance of the Taliban is a sign that they are not interested in peace talks.



    The Afghan delegation and the Taliban were supposed to held talks in early march. However, the Taliban refused to join the peace talk’s process resulting in the current deadlock.
    http://www.newindianexpress.com/wor...ys-Afghan-Envoy/2016/04/09/article3371857.ece
     
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    The Taliban announced the start of their warm-weather fighting season on Tuesday, vowing “large-scale attacks” in the 15th year of their war against the US-backed Afghan government.

    In an email to media, the militants said the spring offensive had begun at 5am. It dubbed the campaign “Operation Omari” in honour of Taliban founder Mullah Mohammad Omar, who died three years ago. The statement said waging jihad against American invaders is a holy obligation.

    It said this year’s campaign will incorporate suicide attacks, assassinations, and other tactics aimed at undermining the enemy’s morale.

    The Taliban added that in areas under their control, “mechanisms for good governance will be established so that our people can live a life of security and normalcy.” The insurgents control several rural districts and last year seized the northern city of Kunduz and held it for three days.

    The Taliban said they would try to avoid killing civilians or destroying civilian infrastructure, and would carry out a “dialogue with our countrymen in the enemy ranks” to try to convince them to join the insurgency.

    More than 11,000 civilians were killed or wounded in 2015, according to the UN.

    The Taliban have been riven by infighting since Mullah Omar’s death became public last summer. Mullah Omar’s deputy, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor, had run the insurgency in his name for more than two years and was elected as his successor by a small clique amid mistrust from the rank and file. The dispute has had little impact on the battlefield, however, where the Taliban have advanced on a number of fronts over the past year.

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/midd...declares-start-spring-offensive-15th-year-war
     
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    Peace can be achieved but only if the certain faction of afghans stop pursing indian agendas and reconcile with Pakistan.One thing afghans dont know that Pakistan will do anything to protect its interest and that is no indian involvement in Afghanistan
     
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    Pakistan should just seal the border, and do nothing. as long as afghans keep sitting in India's lap, anything that happens in Afghanistan should not be our concern.
     
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    Seal the bloody border, mine it properly.

    and let the great warrior afghan army work in tandem with their great allies Hindu-stan et all.