Acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid, who held a ceremony on Saturday to introduce the new Special Operations Forces commander in Kabul, said the Taliban's spring offensive had failed and that the group had not made progress in any part of the country since its inception their offensive.
The Taliban's Spring Offensive was announced on April, days after the government's security plan. After the aggressive announcement, the war intensified in a number of provinces, but Khalid said the group has not progressed since.
The acting defense minister said that the courage and the victims of the Afghan national defense and security forces had stopped the enemy, and that your foreign supporters have not changed Afghanistan this year.
"This year, the enemies along with their foreign supporters in Afghanistan could not change anything. This all shows your heroism and your sacrifices. "Khalid praised the Afghan commandos for their achievements and said the government fully supports the armed forces, as they play a vital role in preventing the Taliban's plans and activities always appreciate your heroism. It is our responsibility to fully support you, "Khalid added.
Mohammad Fareed Ahmadi, the new Afghan Special Forces commander, has since warned the Taliban to stop fighting the Afghan security forces, otherwise they will be exterminated.
Ahmadi said the Afghan commandos carrying out the special operations would change the direction of the war to peace and stability.
"Together, we will change the trend of the war to peace to support the Afghan people," he said. "I warn the Taliban fighters, do not kill yourself for no reason, have mercy on your families."
Ahmadi urged the Taliban fighters not to listen to their leaders because they are fueling the fight on behalf of foreigners.
"Do not listen to your Taliban leaders sitting under the flags of other countries," he said, "I warn foreign terrorists, leave Afghanistan, or this will be your graveyard."