U.S. Troop Withdrawal Means Afghans Look Elsewhere for Partnership
Afghanistan’s leaders are looking for partnership including with China and Saudi Arabia as recently Donald Trump signaled troop withdrawal from the war torn country.
These leaders includes Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Abdul Rasul Sayyaf who are representing their own parties in the fight against Taliban and ISIS.
According to figures given by former U.S. Army General John Nicholson, it is estimated that Afghan Taliban are 40,000 forces and ISIS in eastern part of country are about 600 fighters. It’s not clear how these figures have been gathered.
Meanwhile, Trump said that Russia went bankrupt due to their military activities in Afghanistan when they were fighting against the Afghan Mujahiddin. On the other hand, President of Afghanistan repeatedly said that Afghan forces fought insurgency in the name of international peace and security.
Political analysis says that Afghanistan is a country which hosts one of the largest anti elements groups in the world. Afghanistan could become a safe heaven for insurgency to plan their attacks after pull out.