Kabul: The Taliban said Saturday that NATO
was heading for defeat in Afghanistan after the alliance
announced plans to begin withdrawing troops from the country
from next year.
"It has become clear that after nine years of
occupation, the invaders are doomed towards the same fate as
those that tread this path before them," the hardline Islamist
group said in an emailed statement.
"Their troop surges, their new strategies, their new
generals, their new negotiations, and their new propagandas
have been of no avail," it added.