Taliban warn US and Britain to get out, saying August 31 withdrawal deadline is a ‘red line’

By Jack Newman For Mailonline

Taliban spokesman Dr Suhail Shaheen has warned of ‘consequences’ if Western forces stay beyond the end of the month.(Photo credit: Daily Mail

The Taliban has threatened a ‘reaction’ if the US or UK extend the deadline for the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

Joe Biden has set a deadline of August 31 for all Americans to have left the country, but UK military sources said another fortnight was needed to evacuate everyone.

Taliban spokesman Dr Suhail Shaheen has warned of ‘consequences’ if Western forces stay beyond the end of the month

He told Sky News: ‘It’s a red line. President Biden announced that on 31 August they would withdraw all their military forces. So if they extend it that means they are extending occupation while there is no need for that.

‘If the US or UK were to seek additional time to continue evacuations – the answer is no. Or there would be consequences.

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