The Afghan Taliban in an "open letter" to the American people have called for dialogue to end a prolonged Afghanistan war. They claim that the increase in US military air strikes did not "reclaim an inch of ground" from the rebels.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid released a copy of the 10-page document in several languages detailing the rebels' progress and so-called the failure of the US-invalid "invalid" invasion, which is now entering its seventeenth year.
The Taliban wrote the letter in the hope that the American people, independent groups and "peace-loving congressmen" will read it "wisely" to evaluate the in front of their military mission in Afghanistan.
The United States committed "evil" to remove the "unity" of the Taliban and al-Qaeda, but "paved the way for anarchy" and the emergence of several groups in the country, the Taliban said the allegations the letter. The allegations seem to refer to, among other things, the rise of Islamic state militants in the country. [al/as]