Taliban state “Afghans will not tolerate a single invader on their land”
(image US Aid Gov)
Islamic Emirate (Afghan Taliban) have made clear their strong opposition to the latest North Atlantic Treaty Organization plans for Afghanistan discussed at a two-day meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Turkey’s Mediterranean Antalya province. The Wall Street Journal reported that NATO would,
“retain a small troop presence in Afghanistan after 2016 to help strengthen Afghan security forces as they struggle against a resilient Taliban insurgency.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the future mission—billed as “Enduring Partnership”—will be led by civilians. “It will have a light footprint, but it will have a military component.” Mr. Stoltenberg said.”
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In a series of tweets from an English speaking account affiliated with Islamic Emirate the following messages from Abdulqahar Balkhi on behalf of Zabihullah Mujahid were relayed. It was alleged that,
“US invaders martyred 4 hunters in airstrikes today in the Ambeer area, Qarghi district, Laghman.
We (Islamic Emirate) condemn the NATO announcement of maintaining occupation troops in Afghanistan after the year 2016. Afghans will not tolerate a single invader on their land, we will continue Jihad until establishment of Islamic gov. Invaders want to protect own troops & use hirelings, we have plans in place to inflict heavy losses on invaders too. Every foreigner from invading country especially NATO is considered an invader, we don’t classify any as civilian.”
On tweeting Abdulqahar Balkhi, the following points were clarified,
“any Muslim/non-Muslim not part of NATO alliance working for humanitarian cause is not considered an invader. There are proper procedures in place for humanitarian orgs to contribute positively in Afghanistan.”
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.