KABUL: The Taliban mentioned Tuesday the battle in Afghanistan was over and that every one their opponents can be pardoned, as they held their first information convention since seizing energy from the Western-backed authorities in Kabul.
“Conflict has ended […] (the chief) has pardoned everybody,” spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned, including: “We’re dedicated to letting ladies work in accordance with the rules of Islam.”
Shortly earlier than he spoke, the Taliban’s deputy chief Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar — who additionally co-founded the motion — arrived in Kandahar, touchdown within the rebel group’s former capital simply days after they took management of the nation.
Mujahid mentioned the Taliban would quickly be establishing a authorities, however gave little element of its make-up other than saying they’d “join with all sides”.
“All these within the reverse aspect are pardoned from A to Z,” he mentioned.
“We is not going to search revenge.”
Requested what the distinction between the motion that was ousted 20 years in the past and the Taliban of at the moment, he mentioned: “If the query relies on ideology, and beliefs, there isn’t a distinction […] but when we calculate it primarily based on expertise, maturity, and perception, little doubt there are numerous variations.”
“The steps at the moment can be positively completely different from the previous steps,” he added.