Post via Islamic Emirate
Media outlets have been reporting that tens of Taliban have been killed during infighting between rival groups over the past couple of days in Shindand district’s Zer Koh region, Herat province, and that the clashes are still ongoing; we strongly reject all such false reports.
Clashes only took place for a single day against local bandits and Arbaki militiamen.
The enemy suffered heavy casualties, lots of vehicles and other equipment was seized while the bandits, who were being backed by Kabul administration troops and aircraft, fled the battlefield and took refuge with the regime officials.
The entire region is currently under the complete control of Mujahideen. Only 3 Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate were martyred in these clashes and 4 others injured. There is currently no problems in the area, Zer Koh region has been completely cleared and security established by the Mujahideen. All reports stating large Mujahideen casualties are hollow fabricated claims.
We urge all media to refrain from publishing such false reports and take an unbiased approach to news.
Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi
06/05/1437 Hijri Lunar
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”