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700 more US troops won't make difference: Taliban

ANI  |  Kabul [Afghanistan]sia 

The has criticised the United States' decision to send 700 more troops into for training, advising and assisting the security forces in counter-operations in the country.

The Khaama press agency reported that the US officials had announced the sending of more US troops to to advise and assist the security forces during the counter-operations.

The said in a statement, "If the US failed to win a war with a hundred thousand troops, it will not win with a few hundred. Deployment of 700 Special Operations Forces (SOF) is a propaganda effort because the US and its allies are compelled to periodically reinvigorate spirits of their morale lacking troops."

Earlier reports had emerged that the US was planning to send the US troops in after he unveiled his administration's new strategy to tackle in in August last year.

Trump has vowed to continue the and has reaffirmed his support to the government and the Afghan national defence and security forces.

According to the US officials, the new strategy will be implemented in a bid to force the to opt for reconciliation.

The recent comments by the Taliban comes a day after insurgents and the US-special forces clashed with each other in Achin district of province.

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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 17:10 IST