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Afghan Taliban says Obama should focus on domestic problems and leave Afghanistan

Last modified: 7 Nov 2012 18:45

The Afghan Taliban on Wednesday said US President Barack Obama should focus on his domestic problems and withdraw from war-torn Afghanistan as soon as possible to prevent the deaths of more of his soldiers.

"Obama has realised that the Americans are tired of the war and the backbreaking costs of the war," said spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement. "Therefore, he should pullout the occupying forces from our country as soon as possible and prevent the deaths of more Americans."

"This time, Obama should use the opportunity well," Mujahid said.

"In order to stop increasing anti-US sentiments in the world, Obama should prevent the US from acting like the world’s police force and focus instead on solving of the problems of the Americans."

"Americans are tired of the war and the extravagant military expenses. Obama should listen to the people of the United States and put an end to all the hollow wars, and prevent the US from committing more war crimes in the world," the statement said.

Mujahid also said Obama had "realised that he has lost" the war in Afghanistan. "Instead of dragging his feet and making excuses, he should speed up the withdrawal of the occupying forces," he said.

- DPA