Post via Islamic Emirate
HERAT, Dec. 08 – Reports arriving from western Herat province say that combined Arbaki militiamen and bandits of Shindand district launched unexpected attacks on Mujahideen positions Monday morning in Zer Koh region.
The gunmen managed to martyr 8 Mujahideen in the initial attack (may Allah accept them) before other Mujahideen engaged the cowardly gunmen with heavy and light arms, sparking intense clashes that lasted all day during which a large number of gunmen were killed and wounded before the rest managed to flee.
Officials say that 4 RPG launchers, 18 PKM machine guns, 35 rifles and a large amount of other equipment was seized from the fleeing enemy while Koshi, Jardak, Hadero and Noro areas were also completely cleared from the gunmen.
The militiamen and bandits launched this operation under the leadership of Commander Baryal. Commander Baryal along with his men had erected checkpoints on the main Herat highway in Azizabad region where they used to rob innocent travelers.
Officials add that Nangyal’s close commanders like Shabak, Pes Khudairam, Pahlawanak and Abdul Himmat were also killed in the fighting. All these commanders worked as hired gunmen in the structure of the Kabul regime but later joined Nangyal as Mujahideen took over their areas after clashes.
Mujahideen from the area add that US aircraft also arrived to the area for the help of the gunmen but did not carry out any air strikes because they failed to identify targets.
An interview has been carried out with a Mujahid in this regard, the audio of which will be published on the main Al Emarah website.
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”