Taliban leaders warn of ‘consequences’ if U.S. troops stay past Aug. 31: ‘The answer is no’
Ben Wolfgang, Washington Times
President Biden said Sunday that the White House is considering extending the Aug. 31
deadline. Biden again expressed an “unwavering commitment” to get all Americans and Afghan allies out of Afghanistan safely, even if that requires staying longer than anticipated. But the Taliban flatly rejected any extension and strongly suggested that insurgent fighters would target American forces after Aug. 31. "It’s a red line," they said.