KABUL – Weeks after Pakistan denied the USA used its airspace to hold out a drone strike inside Afghanistan, the Taliban’s appearing defence minister mentioned Pakistan had allowed American drones to make use of its airspace to entry Afghanistan.
Addressing a information convention in Kabul on Sunday, appearing Minister of Defence Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob advised reporters that American drones had been coming into Afghanistan through Pakistan.
“According to our information, the drones are entering Afghanistan through Pakistan. They use Pakistan’s airspace. We ask Pakistan don’t allow use of your airspace against us,” he mentioned.
Pakistan has but to touch upon this newest assertion. Earlier, Pakistani authorities denied involvement in or superior information of a drone strike the USA mentioned carried out in Kabul in July. Al-Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahiri was eradicated on this drone strike.
Yaqoob’s feedback might exacerbate rigidity between the neighbouring nations at a time when the Afghan Taliban is mediating talks between Pakistan and a Pakistani Taliban militant group known as the TTP.
Afghanistan additionally depends closely on commerce with Pakistan because the nation experiences an financial disaster.
The Taliban mentioned it’s investigating the July air strike and that it has not discovered the Al-Qaeda chief’s physique.