The Taliban have declared victory in their twenty-year war against the United States of America. This week, U.S. President Joe Biden completed the U.S. retreat and withdrawal from the country which ended with the deaths of 13 U.S. service members after a deadly bombing attack at Kabul Airport.
After the last American soldiers evacuated the airport, the Taliban entered the former U.S. occupied airport and declared victory.
“The departure of occupiers from Afghanistan is a great day for Afghans,” Taliban press spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said. “and for the aggressors, this is a day when they realize that they should not have invaded Afghanistan”
“We were able to force the Americans to leave after twenty years of Jihad and sacrifice. All foreign forces, especially the Americans left Afghanistan last night and our country achieved its independence,” he said.
Mujahid thanked God and the Taliban Muhajadeen for the victory over the American occupation force.
“The war has ended,” he added. “There will be good days ahead.”
Going forward, after forcing the Americans out of their country, Mujahid added, “On the basis of international law and mutual respect we want to have good political and economic relations with the world, especially with the United States.”