In an open letter to the US president, Donald Trump on Tuesday, the Taliban called for the removal of all US troops from Afghanistan and urged him to interact "generously" with the country.
"It seems to be a historical mistake on part of the previous administrations to have dispatched American youth for the slaughter of Afghans. However, as a responsible American president, you need to study the mistakes of your predecessors and prevent death and injury to American forces in Afghanistan,"the letter read.
"Everyone now understands that the main driver of war in Afghanistan is foreign occupation."
"The Afghans have no ill-intention towards the Americans or any other nation around the world but if anyone violates their sanctums then they are mighty proficient at beating and defeating the transgressors."
Further extracts reproduced below:
"American youth are not born to be killed in the deserts and mountains of Afghanistan in order to establish the writ of thieves and corrupt officials and neither would their parents approve of them killing civilians in Afghanistan."
"A number of warmongering congressmen and generals in Afghanistan are pressing you to protract the war in Afghanistan because they seek to preserve their military privileges, but instead you must act responsibly as the fate of many Americans and Afghans alike is tied to this issue."
"Previous experiences have shown that sending more troops to Afghanistan will not result in anything other than further destruction of American military and economical might."
"We have noticed that you have understood the errors of your predecessors and have resolved to thoroughly rethink your new strategy in Afghanistan."