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Taliban call on Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan
November 9, 2016 / 11:36 AM / a year ago

Taliban call on Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives for his election night rally at the New York Hilton Midtown in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday called on U.S. president-elect Donald Trump to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.

“Our message is that the Americans should draft a policy not to take away the independence and sovereignty of other nations. Most importantly they should withdraw all their troops from Afghanistan,” the Taliban said in a statement in reaction to Trump’s surprise election win.

Reporting by Hamid Shalizi and Randy Fabi; Editing by Nick Macfie

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