The Taliban’s interim Defence Minister Mullah Yaqub has claimed that United States drones were entering the country through Pakistan. While narrating the one-year performance of the ministry alongside the Army Chief Mullah Fasih Uddin at a press conference in Kabul, Yaqub said: “We hadn’t caught all routes of the drones but our intelligence reported that the United States drones were entering through Pakistan.”
“We demand that Pakistan does not allow its air space,” to be used by the US he said, adding that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s (IEA) radar system was destroyed when the Americans evacuated the country last year in August.
Yaqub further demanded all neighbouring countries return their helicopters and aeroplanes and also added that no one would be allowed to station their defence items on their soil.
Source: Express Tribune