Afghanistan welcomes CIA decision to increase attacks on Taliban
ANI | Updated: Oct 25, 2017 04:28 IST
Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct 25 (ANI): Afghanistan Ministry of Defense (MoD) has welcomed reports suggesting that United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has decided to increase targeted attacks on Taliban leaders.
Afghan security forces are presently conducting airstrikes, special operations and night raids on militants' hideouts, informed Waziri.
Notably, CIA Director Mike Pompeo earlier said that the US wants to coerce the Taliban into negotiating peace with Afghan government by beating them in the battlefield first. It also forms an integral policy measure of Trump administration.
"President (Trump) has made it very clear. We are going to do everything we can . to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table in Afghanistan with the Taliban having zero hope that they can win this thing on the battlefield," the CIA chief said during his speech at a US think tank last week. (ANI)