Kabul accuses Pakistan of handing over its airspace to US drones

Kabul accuses Pakistan of leaving its airspace to American drones

According to the Taliban regime, US drones continue to be seen over Kabul, entering the country's airspace from Pakistan.

The Taliban defense minister on Sunday accused Pakistan of letting US drones use Pakistani airspace to penetrate Afghan skies.

The minister's accusation comes nearly a month after President Joe Biden announced the death in Kabul of Ayman al- Zawahiri, the leader of Al-Qaeda, by an American drone strike.

According to Minister Mohammed Yaqoub, US drones continue to be seen over Kabul, entering Afghan airspace from Pakistan.

Our information indicates that they [US drones] are entering Afghanistan from Pakistan and using Pakistani airspace, Mohammed Yaqoub said during the x27;a press conference in Kabul.

We call on Pakistan not to use its airspace against us, he added.

The Pakistani military was not immediately available for comment on the minister's remarks, but after Zawahiri's death, Islamabad denied allowing the Americans to use Pakistani airspace.

< p class="e-p">The deployment of American drones in Afghan skies is still a clear invasion of Afghanistan and its airspace by the Americans, said Mohammed Yaqoub.

They do it shamelessly. We condemn this illegal act and demand that the Americans put an end to it, he added.

The United States overthrew the first Taliban government in 2001 after the fundamentalists refused Islamists to hand over Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden following the September 11 attacks.

The Taliban have always said they have no information about Zawahiri's presence in Kabul, and said they were investigating.

The death of the leader of Al-Qaeda is a claim by the Americans that is under investigation, we do not have more details on this until the investigation is not over, Yaqoub repeated on Sunday.

The attack on Ayman al-Zawahiri, who succeeded Osama bin Laden, was the first strike American known on a target in Afghanistan since Washington withdrew its forces from the country on August 31, 2021, a few days after the return to power of the Taliban.

Since Islamist fundamentalists came to power in Kabul, border tensions with Pakistan have increased, with Islamabad claiming that armed groups carry out regular attacks into Pakistan from the territory Afghanistan, which the Taliban deny.

Ties between the two countries were further strained when Pakistani military airstrikes in eastern Afghanistan killed and injured dozens of people in April.

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