US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has urged the Taleban to stay dedicated to the implementation of the settlement between the 2, warning that the rising degree of violence within the nation, particularly in Helmand province, was threatening peace.
“Following a number of conferences Basic Miller and I had with the Taleban, we agreed to re-set actions by strictly adhering to implementation of all parts of the US-Taleban Settlement and all commitments made,” TOLO Information quoted the envoy as saying in a collection of tweets on Thursday.
“This implies lowered numbers of operations. At current too many Afghans are dying. With the re-set, we anticipate that quantity to drop considerably.
“Assaults have been on the rise in latest weeks – threatening the peace course of and alarming the Afghan individuals and their regional and worldwide supporters,
“We are going to do our half and can monitor implementation actively. All events should ship on their obligations. We thank our worldwide companions for his or her help and help,” he added.
Khalilzad’s remarks got here as clashes between authorities forces and the Taleban in Lashkargah, the capital of Helmand, and surrounding areas continued for a sixth consecutive day on Thursday.
In response to UN statistics, to this point 35,000 individuals in Helmand have been displaced because of the newest battle which broke out final weekend.