In Dari-Language Video Clip Shared On X, Tajikistani Taliban Fighter: 'The Mujahideen's Operations Are Progressing In Pakistan; We Read And See The News That [The Pakistani Taliban] Have Captured Districts'

March 11, 2024

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On March 1, 2024, the Hamasa Media account on X, formerly Twitter, shared a short – apparently incomplete – Dari-language video featuring a masked Tajikistani fighter saying that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) mujahideen have caused heavy casualties to the Pakistani army and have captured several areas and districts in Pakistan along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Speaking in Dari with a Tajik accent, the Tajik fighter, who is reportedly a member of Jamaat Ansarullah, also known as the Tajikistani Taliban, notes that TTP attacks have weakened "the enemy," Pakistan.

The masked man says in the clip:

"And now, Alhamdulillah [Praise be to Allah], the mujahideen's operations are progressing in Pakistan. We read and see the news that they have captured districts... and have dealt a very heavy blow to the hypocritical enemy, which is the Pakistani army. One thing to understand is how we know the weakness of the enemy from the situation? [The enemy] asks for peace, and asks to solve problems through dialogue. And for now, Alhamdulillah, these talks are ongoing, and conditions are set by the mujahideen."

He adds: "One condition set by Pakistan was for the mujahideen to enter the country and put down their weapons. And the message and answer from the mujahideen to the opposing side was that these weapons were and are our honor, and inshallah [Allah willing], we will enter the country with our weapons, and we have the right to protect our country from oppression, despotism, and blasphemous government, Inshallah."

Source: Twitter, March 1, 2024.

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