In Eid Al-Adha Message, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Emir Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud Greets 'Persecuted Nations Of Pashtuns And Baluchis,' Accuses Pakistan Of Giving Military Bases To U.S. In Tribal Areas Along Afghan Border

July 20, 2021

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In a message, Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, the emir of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (Movement of the Pakistani Taliban, TTP), has greeted the Islamic ummah and people of Pakistan, especially "the persecuted nations of Pashtuns and Baluchis" on Eid Al-Adha, the three-day feast of sacrifice which in 2021 began on July 21 in South Asian countries.

A copy of the full statement issued by Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud

In the message released via social media and published on the TTP's website, Mehsud says that Pakistan is a country created by Allah but has come to be "occupied" by the generals of the Pakistani armed forces. "The Islam-enemy military generals occupied Pakistan and in the name of war against terror mercilessly tossed this God-given country into others' war," he says.

The TTP emir notes that "during the 20-year American occupation of Afghanistan" the Pakistani military generals and rulers threw Pakistan into wars and conflicts and "regularly sold people's blood" – a reference to Pakistani security forces arresting terrorists following 9/11 and handing them over to the U.S., resulting in their imprisonment in the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Mehsud accuses the Pakistani military of genocide of Baluchis and Pashtuns, the two groups of Pakistani people who faced the brunt of the Pakistani military's war against those terrorists who were fighting against the state of Pakistan in the provinces of Baluchistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, which mainly comprises Pashtuns.

The TTP leader says that even though America is leaving Afghanistan, the Pakistani generals continue to shed the blood of "people" – referring to anti-Pakistan terror groups. "In the light of this background, I want to warn my nation to recognize this eternal enemy [the armed forces of Pakistan]," Mehsud says. He especially reminds the tribesmen in Pakistan-Afghan border areas that their region will be converted into a battlefield "because there is talk of giving America new military bases in the tribal areas."

Mehsud says that Pakistan is recruiting tribal youths into police and paramilitary forces whose responsibility it will be to fight against "the mujahideen of Islam" for American dollars "as a result of which fire will erupt in the homes of the tribesmen..." He also greets the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban organization) on its victories in Afghanistan.

Source: nashir_um1_bot, July 19, 2021.

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