TALIBAN hopes will 'win the election' but the president's campaign ...

TALIBAN hopes will 'win the election' amid the president's ongoing efforts to get U.S. troops withdrawn from Afghanistan - but his campaign swiftly rejects the endorsement The Taliban endorsed President for his reelection campaign on Friday  Tim Murtaugh, 's campaign spokesman, said on Saturday that they 'reject' the endorsement  announced this week that all troops should be 'home by Christmas,' in exact contrast to the timeline most U.S. military commanders have 

By Matthew Wright For Dailymail.com

Published: 03:00 BST, 11 October 2020 | Updated: 03:00 BST, 11 October 2020

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The Taliban announced an endorsement of President Donald 's reelection campaign on Friday applauding his move to pull U.S. military troops out of Afghanistan 

The endorsement, made by Zabihullah Mujahid, came just as other Taliban leaders wished the president a speedy recovery from COVID-19.

'We hope he will win the election and wind up U.S. military presence in Afghanistan,' Mujahid told CBS News. 

The Taliban endorsed President Trump for his reelection campaign on Friday

The Taliban endorsed President for his reelection campaign on Friday

Another Taliban leader added: 'When we heard about being COVID-19 positive, we got worried for his health, but seems he is getting better.'

Tim Murtaugh, 's campaign spokesman, said on Saturday that they 'reject' the endorsement.  

'The Taliban should know that the president will always protect American interests by any means necessary,' Murtaugh added.

Currently, there are fewer than 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. That number is expected to drop to 2,500 by early next year, national security adviser Robert O'Brien has claimed. 

Currently, there are fewer than 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. That number is expected to drop to 2,500 by early next year

Currently, there are fewer than 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. That number is expected to drop

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