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"Instead of continuing of war in Afghanistan, Americans should have thought about withdrawing their soldiers from Afghanistan," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement issued hours after Trump's televised speech on U.S. policy in Afghanistan and South Asia.
Mujahid said "as long as there is even one American solder in our country", the Islamist insurgents would "continue our jihad."