Taliban won't extend Aug. 31 deadline for Western forces to leave -Taliban sources

by Reuters
Monday, 23 August 2021 08:21 GMT

KABUL, Aug 23 (Reuters) - The Taliban will not extend an Aug. 31 deadline for Western forces to leave Afghanistan, two sources in the Islamist group told Reuters on Monday.

The sources, however, said no Western government or official had approached the Taliban to extend the deadline.

(Reporting by Rupam Jain, Writing by Raju Gopalakrishnan, Editing by Susan Fenton)

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