A statement by the group said the operations are being launched as the group’s military offensive against the foreign forces enters into 15th year.
The statement further added that the offensive is being launched with the approval of the leadership of the group as the weather gets warm across the country.
According to Taliban, the operation has been named ‘Omari Operations’ for the founder and first supreme leader of the group Mullah Mohammad Omar.
Taliban launches its summer offensive despite efforts to end the violence in the country through reconciliation process.
A Quadrilateral Coordination Group was formed earlier this year consisting of Afghanistan, Pakistan, United States and China to help revive the Afghan peace talks.
The QCG members called on Taliban to join peace talks and have face to face discussions with the Afghan government in a bid to end the violence through negotiations.
However, the Taliban group rejected to participate in the talks and offered the group’s preconditions for the start of peace talks. -KP
THE PASHTUN TIMES