US President Donald Trump says US forces are now beating the Taliban in Afghanistan with “unprecedented force” after negotiations between the US administration and the group collapsed after a recent attack in Kabul killed 12 people, including a US soldier.
Trump wrote on his Twitter page on Saturday: “The Taliban have never been hit as they are at the moment. Killing 12 people, including an American soldier, is a big deal, and it was not a good idea. There are much better ways to start a negotiation. They made a big mistake, they have no idea how to remedy it. ”
Trump’s comments came a week after he announced the cancellation of months of peace talks with the Afghan Taliban in response to an attack by the group in Kabul that killed 12 people, including a US soldier.