Taliban says U.S. troop plan symbolic, warns of more bloodshed

KABUL Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:51am IST

A U.S soldier from Task Force Viper looks out as a Chinook CH-47F transport helicopter flies back to FOB Salerno, Afghanistan, December 2, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra/Files

A U.S soldier from Task Force Viper looks out as a Chinook CH-47F transport helicopter flies back to FOB Salerno, Afghanistan, December 2, 2009.

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KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan Taliban said on Thursday a U.S. plan to withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year was only symbolic and that more serious steps were needed "to stop this pointless bloodshed".

"Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan once again wants to make it clear that the solution for the Afghan crisis lies in the full withdrawal of all foreign troops immediately and (while) this does not happen, our armed struggle will increase from day to day," the Taliban said in a statement emailed to media.

(Reporting by Paul Tait)

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