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To achieve its vitality and objective, every struggle goes through different phases during its toil and tussle, taken from birth to growth and then achieving eventual aims and objectives.
The ongoing Jihad inside Afghanistan has gone through all these phases over the last fourteen years of its struggle against the world infidel powers.
This Jihadi struggle was launched in its embryonic phase against the unilateral, illegitimate and brutal occupation of western invaders. Initially, it meant only the survival of Jihad and existence of a limited number of Mujahidin, who jeopardized their lives in the darkest nights and warmest days for the sake of rejuvenating this Jihadi struggle through invitations, motivations and a few symbolic operations against the enemy.
Initially, the proper treatment of injured persons and affordability of offensive operations were painstaking tasks for Mujahidin therefore they resorted only to remote control mines against the foreign invaders as well as their internal stooge forces.
With the passage of time, Jihadi operations became echoing as they emerged from the obscurity of nights into the broad day lights. Mujahidin launched their operations as the vulnerable centres and check-posts of the enemy were brought under direct ground and missile attacks and our Jihadi struggle entered into a new phase.
A vital phase among the evolutionary stages of Jihad during last fourteen years was the control of villages and mostly rural areas throughout the country by Mujahidin. This phase lasted for several years and the enemy, both foreign invaders and their internal mercenary forces, tried their best to halt this process by launching huge operations, brutal night raids and indiscriminate bombardment, blind drone strikes and formation of notorious Arbaki militia but all in-vain. And eventually Mujahidin managed successfully to tighten their control and increase their influence and presence in rural and suburban areas in different provinces of all zones of Afghanistan.
At the zenith of this stage, geographically vast areas came under Mujahidin’s control and the enemy was confined and restricted to the centres of administrative unites, key military bases and to some extent only to the main highways of the country.
In the wake of ‘Azm’ (i.e. Resolve) Jihadi operations launched in the spring of last year, our struggle entered an entirely different and extraordinary phase in which tens of districts were captured and liberated from the stooge enemy throughout the country.
Previously the collapse of even a single military post was considered a humiliation for the arrogant enemy especially the foreign invaders assumed it an embarrassment for their might and supremacy and they used to do their utmost for regaining the areas lost. And one of the great achievements of successful ‘Azm’ Jihadi operations is that now the enemy has become used to losing districts one by one sometimes several per week. Most of these districts are completely evacuated by the enemy. Having lost the courage to defend the districts and having left with no other option for concealing humiliation, the defeated and embarrassed enemy has now resorted to shifting the centres of these lost districts to other places which are comparatively safer for them.
For instance four vast districts in ‘Ghazni’ province were completely conquered and liberated by Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate but the so called administrative centres of these districts were reopened by the stooge regime of Kabul in the capital city of this province. Similarly a few days earlier ‘Kharwar’ district of ‘Logar’ province was liberated by Mujahidin but the enemy announced that the centre of this district will remain operational in ‘Khwaja Angur’ area of ‘Charkh’ district situated in ‘Logar’ province.
Likewise remedy was sought by the stooge enemy in Farah, Badakhshan and Helmand provinces after losing control of several districts in these areas. It is deducible that after liberating numerous districts, if some provincial capital is captured by Mujahidin perhaps the puppet regime might inaugurate the administration of that lost province inside Kabul too. Verily this approach of the stooge enemy reveals their utter ineptitude and impending collapse.
In brief we can summarize the specifications and achievements of current Jihadi operations in the following points:
- During the new Jihadi process, Mujahidin mostly targeted the centres of districts and tens of these districts are liberated by them. This phenomenon is the most salient features of this phase. Most of these district centres are still under Mujahidin’s control. Consequently their grip and influence has increased enormously.
- The district liberation process is concurrently going on throughout the country. Inside Badakhshan, Herat, Helmand, Ghazni, Paktika and Kunduz provinces, these operations are equally incessant.
- The remnants of unrestrained Arbaki militia and police forces are crushed and expelled from all rural areas and suburbs of central cities in the wake of these Jihadi operations. Most areas like ‘Kunduz’ province, which was once the stronghold of Arbaki militiamen, are now completely liberated from them.
- During these operations, the enemy was badly defeated and embarrassed by Mujahidin. Inevitably the enemy was completely demoralized while losing self-confidence as well as their increasing internal mistrust. Accusation of fifth-column for foreigners is observed among them on high official level. Authorities have lost their trust among their subordinates. Consequently, the security forces and other officials have resorted to surrender to Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate.
- Ammunition supply was one of the most critical issues for Mujahidin. But after capturing huge depots and confiscating enormous bounties, they are now fully self-sufficient in all kinds of light as well as heavy weaponry and artillery. Currently all kinds of military equipment including hundreds of armoured vehicles, tanks, rangers and heavy artillery are in their custody.
- Besides capturing district centres, Mujahidin have concentrated on controlling main highways. In this series, most segments of the central and circular highway have frequently been blocked by Mujahidin for the enemy in Baghlan, Faryab, Badghis, Farah, Zabul, Ghazni and Maidan-Wardak provinces. The enemy cannot move freely and safely anywhere on this highway as they are always a vulnerable and easy target for Mujahidin.
- Like the district centres, the enemy is threatened by Mujahidin in several provincial capitals. The centre of ‘Kunduz’ province was practically conquered by Mujahidin which was subsequently evacuated by them due to some military considerations. In addition the capital cities of Urzgan, Faryab, Zabul, Saripul, Maidan-Wardak, Ghazni, Baghlan and various other provinces are easily accessible for Mujahidin. After significant advances in ‘Babaji’ district in ‘Helmand’ province, Mujahidin are at the threshold of ‘Lashkar Gah’ city, the capital of this province.
- The discipline and demeanour manifested by Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate during the liberation of central ‘Kunduz’ city and its adjacent districts has tremendously increased their popularity among the sincere and patriotic masses of our beloved homeland. During these conquests, no private or public assets were damaged by Mujahidin. No complaint of looting, plunder, cruelty and aggression is filed by ordinary local people against them. No disputes of bounties among Mujahidin is reported neither was any chaos observed. It rocketed the reputation and prestige of Mujahidin both nationally and internationally.
Nevertheless this new phase of Jihadi process is quite significant and decisive which identifies the rise of Jihadi movement and the decline of both the foreign invaders as well as the stooge enemy. We sincerely pray to Allah Almighty that like all previous phases, this phase of our holy struggle may succeed and result in the overwhelming victory and liberation of our country and the restoration of divine Islamic Sharia here!!!
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”.