Afghanistan: Taliban 'will never win a military victory' says Tillerson in visit to Bagram

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stressed that the US would continue to battle the Taliban and other militant groups inside Afghanistan. He delivered the statement shortly after arriving at Bagram Air Base for an unannounced visit, Monday. Speaking inside a military bunker, Tillerson said: «clearly we have to continue to fight against the Taliban and against others in order for them to... Еще understand they will never win a military victory.» The secretary of state also emphasised that during his planned meeting with Pakistani leadership in Islamabad on Tuesday, he would emphasise the need to erode the support the Taliban receives inside Pakistan. «We have made some very specific requests of Pakistan in order for them to take action to undermine the support the Taliban receives and other terrorist organisations receive in Pakistan,» he said. «This is a conditions-based approach and so our relationship with Pakistan will also be conditions-based; it'll be based upon whether they take action that we feel is necessary to move the process forward of both creating the opportunity for reconciliation and peace in Afghanistan, but also ensuring a stable future Pakistan,» he added.

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