Reacting to Obama's victory, top Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi told reporters:
"We want to tell the world and the West to pull out their troops from Afghanistan as the (party of US President George W Bush) has lost the race because of their flawed polices."
Another Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said it would be "unwise" if Obama tried to solve the Afghan problem militarily. He said it would be "wrong thinking" if Obama tried to increase US forces in Afghanistan to "make Afghans slaves".
"We are hopeful that Obama will withdraw forces from Afghanistan. The US should try to solve its financial crisis instead of keeping troops in Afghanistan, " he said.
Ahmadi said the new President should bring an end to fighting and begin a new era of peace in the world.
"The US President should end the continuing era of war and begin a new era of peace," he said.
"We do not have much expectations. But despite that we will see. If Obama sends more troops to the war-ravaged country, jihad and resistance will be continued."