Commander of United States Forces and NATO in Afghanistan General John Nicholson has alleged that the US knows the Afghan Taliban leadership is in the Quetta and Peshawar areas.
“The Quetta Shura, Peshawar Shura, these shuras are identified by cities inside Pakistan, we know Afghan Taliban leaders are in these areas,” he said.
In an interview with Afghan media TOLOnews, US commander Gen Nicholson said the issue of sanctuaries outside the country was serious and has to be addressed.
The US Commander said the issue of outside sanctuaries has to be addressed but that it was “being addressed in private between the US government and the Pakistani government - but it does need to be addressed.”
“Support for terrorists and insurgents has to be reduced, has to be stopped,” Nicholson told TOLOnews.