The Taliban on Sunday called on NATO plan to begin withdrawing troops from the battlefield in Afghanistan next year and provide full control of local forces by the year 2014 "a sign of failure" for the U.S. Government .
The militant group said the agreement signed in Lisbon on Saturday showed that Washington "could not get extra help to military personnel of NATO" or commitment to continue its activities in the long term.
"This is good news for Afghanistan and freedom of all people who love the world and is a sign of failure for the U.S. government," he said in an emailed statement. "During the past nine years, the invaders could not establish a system of government in Kabul and will never be able to do in the future."
Legislation – titled "the answer to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the Lisbon meeting" – comes after the Taliban on Saturday mocked the alliance plan to end the war in Afghanistan within four years. The group claimed that the agreement showed that the foreign troops was "condemned to the same fate that this road before them.
Even if a huge set of waves earlier this year to quell fierce fighting in the south. Plan to see the 48 countries, 150 000-strong NATO-led force in Afghanistan will begin to transfer part of the battlefield to the local police and the army and move to the West in support of troops by the end of 2014. Washington, however, warned that "tough fighting still ahead," and did not rule out that combat operations will continue in 2014.
NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen has pledged to resist the Allies in Kabul after the combat mission ends.Taliban Sunday reiterated his call for an immediate withdrawal of foreign forces, calling the date of 2014 an "irrational decision" because it granted a "senseless, and introduced (won) the war.""You should not postpone the withdrawal of their forces, even if it is one day," the statement added.
NATO commanders and officials were pleased with the progress in Afghanistan, particularly in the volatile south, which is the spiritual home of the Taliban. U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday that NATO allies led "our goal is to break the momentum of the Taliban," after commit additional resources to the war. But violence remains a daily reality for soldiers and ordinary Afghans civilian and military casualties in an all-time high in the Nine Years War.