Taliban declares US facing 'utter defeat' in Afghanistan, says Americans unsafe across globe

Kabul, Sept. 11 (ANI): The Taliban has said that US forces are facing 'utter defeat' in Afghanistan and Americans are unsafe wherever they go in the world.

The statement by the Taliban comes at the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.

The statement, which the Taliban wrote in English and posted on Sunday, said that the war in Afghanistan 'under the pretext of retaliation for the September incident has no legal or ethical' basis, and that Afghans had 'no hand' in what happened.

According to news.com.au, even though the United States has spent 'large amounts of military and economical assets' in the war, 'no American is safe in any society today', the statement said.

In the statement, the Taliban also vows to defend its homeland and continue with its 'sacred struggle' against 'the invaders'.

"The Islamic Emirate, on the eleventh anniversary of the September incident, once again calls upon the American officials, its coalition members and its people to halt shedding the blood of the oppressed Afghans under this pretext and to follow the path of sound reasoning instead of tyranny and stupidity," the statement added.

According to the report, the war in Afghanistan has lost support in the United States.

A growing majority of Americans oppose the US military presence in Afghanistan and support NATO's plan to withdraw most combat forces by the end of 2014, the report said.

More than 2,000 US troops have been killed in Afghanistan. Some 77,000 are currently stationed in the country, it added. (ANI)