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Taliban mock US as Afghan war enters 12th year

America’s longest war entered its 12th year on Sunday, with the anniversary marked by a Taliban statement claiming that NATO forces are ‘fleeing Afghanistan’ in ‘humiliation and disgrace’.

The US led the invasion on 7 October 2001 to topple the Taliban government for harbouring Al Qaeda after the 11 September attacks.

The Taliban were quickly routed, but launched an insurgency that grew in strength over the years until NATO had some 130,000 troops from 50 countries defending the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai.


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