The Cradle
Taliban calls on Afghan forces to surrender, warns Turkish troops not to remain in country
By News Desk - July 15 2021

As US and NATO forces continue to withdraw from Afghanistan after 20 years of war and occupation, a senior commander from the Taliban announced on 13 July that they do not want to fight government forces inside Afghan cities. This comes as the armed group has reportedly gained control of most of the nation’s northern region, and mere hours after France became the latest country to ask its citizens to leave the country as soon as possible. The Taliban also issued a stark warning to Ankara about its decision to leave troops to “manage and secure” Kabul’s international airport, calling the decision “reprehensible” and warning of consequences.