US Will Not Target Mullah Umar Unless He Is A Direct Threat To US; Pentagon

US Will Not Target Mullah Umar Unless He Is A Direct Threat To US; Pentagon.PakistanTribe.Com

US Will Not Target Mullah Umar Unless He Is A Direct Threat To US; Pentagon.PakistanTribe.Com

WASHINGTON DC – US has separated itself from the War against terrorism as it said that Mullah Umar will not be targeted by US troops until it impose a direct threat to US.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby told a recent news briefing in Washington said that “Being a member of the Taliban does not mean that the United States is going to prosecute operations against you for that reason alone.”

He added “We have also concurred that a member of the Taliban who undertakes missions against us or our Afghan partners — by that act alone, renders himself vulnerable and liable to US action.”

Talking about the completion of mission in Afghanistan he briefed that “And in less than two weeks, after more than 13 years, our combat mission in Afghanistan will be over.”

He was asked a question that “Is Mullah and the other people on this list, are they no longer liable for their past acts in Afghanistan?”

He replying a question said that “I don’t know if I can answer that question. As the recognized leader of the Taliban to the degree the Taliban still poses a threat or poses a threat to us or to our allies, they will continue to be prosecuted by US military operations,” He concluded “I can’t really make it any more simpler than that.”

It would be worth mention that Mullah Umar is the same person about whom US had announced the reward of $10 million for his capture.


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