The Afghan Defense Minister said on Sunday that if the Islamist Taliban did not stop the attacks by the end of the week, they would switch from "defense mode" to attacking the militant group.
"The Afghan armed forces will remain in defense mode under the leadership of President Ashraf Ghani until the end of this week under the peace agreement, but if the Taliban doesn't stop their attacks by the end of the week, our troops will attack the enemy everywhere." "Asadullah Khalid said in a statement.
The Taliban announced this month that it would resume operations against the Afghan armed forces – despite continuing to hold off attacks on international troops – after a violence-reduction agreement that signed a peace agreement with the United States in Doha followed, officially came to an end.
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