Taliban Celebrates Day of Withdrawal of Foreign Troops at Bagram Airfield

Wednesday, 08/31/2022

The Taliban on Wednesday held a special ceremony and military parade at the Bagram airfield to celebrate August 31, the day of the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan last year.

Addressing a gathering, Mohammad Hassan Akhund, Taliban’s Prime Minister, said that international pressures and sanctions against the group will not be effective. He urged the international community to have a mutual understanding with the group.

Hassan Akhund added that with the takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban, the night raids of foreign forces have ended, and "security has been ensured in the whole country”.

The Taliban PM also congratulated the Taliban for the "victory" and commemorated those who "sacrificed their bodies and parts of their bodies for the sake of God".

The Taliban had utilised suicide attackers in their fight against the previous government and foreign forces in Afghanistan.

According to the Taliban-controlled Bakhtar News Agency, Hassan Akhund urged the Taliban not to lose the "ideals of Jihad”.

According to Bakhtar, representatives from Pakistan, China, Russia, and Turkey had also participated in this ceremony. Earlier, the Taliban in a statement urged the international community to adopt a "reasonable policy" toward Afghanistan.

Bakhtar news agency reported that Taliban forces celebrated August 31 in many provinces across Afghanistan.

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