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December 30, 2014 10:47 am

Taliban in Afghanistan Declares ‘Defeat’ of U.S., Allies After Coalition Marks End of Combat Mission

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The Taliban in Afghanistan declared the "defeat" of U.S. and its allies.

Reuters – Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Monday declared the “defeat” of the U.S. and its allies in the 13-year-old war, a day after the coalition officially marked the end of its combat mission.

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force is shifting to a support mission for Afghan army and police more than a decade after an international alliance ousted the Taliban government for sheltering the planners of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on American cities.

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  • charlie johnson

    The victors. They hide their faces. They run away .They hide among civilians. They wear no uniform to identify themselves as combatants. They misrepresent themselves as non combatants. They hide across a national border to be safe from attack. They use women and children as human bombs. They lie about their enlistment when captured by NATO forces. They are heroes in their own minds. But as the victory they claim is theirs . Can they provide the things the ordinary citizen need to conduct normal lives and live in peace? You will not find out because they close out any truth in reports from their fine nation. The news clerks of the civilized West will turn the cameras off and go back to the West and forget ever mentioning attrocities.

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