Telegram post by Abu Hafs Al-Maqdisi, leader of the Gaza-based Jaysh Al-Ummah Al-Salafi. Credit: MEMRI.
U.S. President Donald Trump supposedly planned—and then cancelled—a secret meeting with leaders of the Taliban to have been held at Camp David.
(September 11, 2019 / JNS)
The leader of a Gaza-based jihadi group called on the Taliban to increase its attacks on America after U.S. President Donald Trump broke off talks with the Taliban, according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), shared exclusively with JNS.
Abu Hafs Al-Maqdisi, the leader of the Gaza-based Jaysh Al-Ummah Al-Salafi, released a statement on Telegram on Tuesday commenting on Trump’s decision not to sit down with the Taliban.
Al-Maqdisi called on the Taliban to intensify its operations against America, adding that the country is on the brink of collapse.
Following Trump’s cancellation of what was supposed to be a secret U.S.-Taliban meeting to have been held at Camp David on Sept. 9, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban organization) said the following in a statement:
“Now, as the president of the United States has announced suspension of negotiations with the Islamic Emirate, this will harm America more than anyone else. It will damage its reputation, unmask its anti-peace policy to the world even more, increase its loss of life and treasure and present its political interactions as erratic.”