Security Forces Will Return to Offensive Posture: Defense Minister

Acting Defense Minister (MoD) Asadullah Khalid said on Monday the security forces would end their defensive stance by the end of this week if the Taliban did not stop attacks.

Khalid made the announcement at a meeting that was also attended by Minister of Interior Masood Andarabi and National Directorate of Security chief Ahmad Zia Siraj.

He added the security forces would remain defensive until the end of this week in compliance with President Ashraf Ghani’s orders following the Taliban-US peace agreement.

He warned if the Taliban militants did not stop attacks until the end of the week they, government forces would also return to their offensive posture.

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