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The Afghan nation – under the leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan – has waged a 15 year campaign to regain independence and establish an Islamic government. They have waged this campaign against the foreign invading forces and their Afghan mercenaries. Although this is a multi-dimensional campaign yet the most prominent of its dimensions is armed activity. This is due to the reality that modern colonization failed to submit to logic and only understands the language of force.
It is worth recalling that in terms of material resources the Afghan nation is hardly comparable to the imperial forces arrayed against it. Yet this proud nation has proven to the entire world that it has such an iron conviction and will that no amount of material superiority can break it.
If we take Operation Azm as a case study, we will find in it ample instances where the enemy has been brought to its knees, where it has been routed and ashamed, and the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate have emerged victorious.
Over the course of this Operation, the Mujahideen captured large swathes of northern Afghanistan and laid siege to a number of provincial districts there. Their victories in the north culminated in their triumphant march on Konduz – a city which is not only historically and strategically significant but it capture was shrouded in irony since this was the city where the collapse of the Islamic Emirate first materialized and where the massacres of the Taliban were most evidently witnessed.
Similarly we witnessed intense fighting in Faryab and Suripul provinces where the Mujahideen successfully captured large swathes of territory and foiled any attempts by the enemy to recapture them. When the Kabul regimes criminal and genocidal Deputy President – General Dostum – announced his campaign against the Mujahideen, he specifically chose these two provinces and campaigned here with much fanfare but after having suffered heavy casualties and losing some of his top commanders he was force to flee back to the relative safety of Kabul.
In the west of the country, particularly in Farah and Helmand, the Mujahideen also cleansed whole districts from the presence of the enemy. The enemy forces tried unsuccessfully to recapture these territories with the help of foreign airpower but to no avail.
In addition to these frontal assaults the Mujahideen intensified their urban warfare tactics wreaking havoc in the enemy ranks and denting their morale by a series of bombings, small scale attacks and assassination attempts which resulted in the death of numerous foreign troops and a number of important military commanders.
With these successful Operation the Mujahideen have seized the initiative from the enemy and now dictate the time, place and pace of the coming battles. This spring God willing we will see even greater success in the campaign to reclaim our beloved homeland.
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”.