Islamic Emirate: The duties and responsibilities of Shaheen Corps (Balkh attack)

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Two days ago the self-sacrificing soldiers of Islamic Emirate attacked Shaheen 209 Corps. Utilizing complex planning and novel tactics the Mujahideen managed to breach all of the Corps’ defensive measures and reached the most sensitive points of their base.


The Shaheen Corps is comprised of over 30,000 regime soldiers but ten Mujahideen were able to battle them out for over 8 hours and killed and injured hundreds of these American-trained soldiers and special forces. This Corps is the main army corps in northern Afghanistan and many of the regime’s brutalities in the North are carried out by this Corps.


This army corps carried out the majority of the regime’s operations in Balkh, Konduz, Takhar and Baghlan provinces. This Corps utilized brutal tactics in their operations often destroying civilian houses, arresting hundreds of countless civilians, killing women and children and generally instilling hatred and fear in the civilians. Information also suggests that this Corps played a role in the martyrdom of Konduz’ and Baghlan’s governors (Mullah Salam Akhund and Maulawi Lal Muhammad respectively). It was for these reasons that the Islamic Emirate gave its soldiers the green light to attack this loathed Corps.


This complex attack on the Shaheen Corps was intended as a deterrent from further violations of civilians by regime soldiers. Similarly this attack was a reminder to the regime soldiers that they should not needlessly sacrifice their lives for foreign occupiers and either join the ranks of the Mujahideen or else desert ranks and go back to their homes.


The soldiers of this foreign-serving regime should know that their army was set up by the Americans to fight this war on their behalf. The soldiers are trained by Americans, equipped with their weapons, and their wages paid by the Pentagon. Then how can they envisage that they fight for their homeland and not for their foreign cashiers?


No matter how many such soldiers the Americans arm and equip they will invariably face defeat in the battle field. The attack on Shaheen Corps is a clear example where ten Mujahideen faced off an army of over 30,000 regime soldiers and killed hundreds of them. Having faced such a humiliating defeat the regime tried to justify their failure by claiming that the infiltrators attacked the soldiers while they were offering Friday prayers. Audio conversations and recordings of the infiltrators during the attack clearly show that the Mujahideen attacked the Corps half an hour prior to Friday prayers while the regime soldiers were busy eating their lunch.


No matter how the regime tries to paint this attack or twist the circumstances of this humiliating defeat, foreign observers should see this as clear proof that their trained and equipped soldiers can never defeat the Mujahideen since one fights for American dollars while the other fights to liberate his land from repression. No matter how many more soldiers are trained and equipped, the end result of this sacred campaign will be the imminent liberation of our land from foreign colonization.


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”.


About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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