Taliban reject new Afghanistan government

2014-09-22 14:46
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Kabul - The Taliban rejected the announcement of a new Afghan government on Monday, and vowed to "continue armed jihad" against it.

After months of disputes over the 14 June election, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was declared president on Sunday. His rival, Abdullah Abdullah, was named to the newly created position of chief executive officer.

The Taliban insurgency called the election and resulting compromise for a power-sharing government "an American fake effort".

"Introducing Ashraf Ghani and the new symbolic administration is not acceptable for Afghans by any means," the group said on Monday.

"Our jihad will continue, to save our country completely from occupation and pave the ground for real Islamic government."

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