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For US, Afghan Taliban not a terrorist organisation, but an 'armed insurgency'

Jan 30, 2015    

Washington: The US does not consider Afghan Taliban as a terrorist outfit, but conceded the tactics adopted by them are similar to terrorism. "They (the Taliban) do carry out tactics that are akin to terrorism. They do pursue terror attacks in an effort to try to advance their agenda," the White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest told reporters yesterday.The Taliban is an armed insurgency. ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and Levant) is a terrorist group. So we dont make concessions to terrorist groups, Schultz said.The United States, he noted has designated the Taliban in such a way so ...

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