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The coverpage article in the latest issue of "Voice of Khurasan," the monthly magazine published by the Islamic State's Khurasan Province (ISIS-K), indicates plans for attacks against the allies of Afghan Taliban, including Iran, Uzbekistan, China, and Pakistan.
The purpose of the threatened attacks appears to be to invalidate the Afghan Taliban's promise that no attacks will be launched from Afghan soil, which was a requirement of the agreement that the Islamic Emirate (the Taliban jihadi organization) and the U.S. signed in Doha, Qatar, in 2020. The coverpage article, titled "Khurasan – The Graveyard For Kuffar And Apostates," notes that despite the Afghan Taliban's claims that they are in full control and that no terror attacks will happen from the Afghan soil, the Khilafah (ISIS-led Caliphate) mujahideen launched rocket attacks on border security forces of Tajikistan in the first week of May 2022. The article goes on to warn that the ISIS fighters will launch attacks on Pakistan and in countries that are allies of the Afghan Taliban, who seized power in Afghanistan on August 15, 2021.
A screenshot of the article
The latest issue of the English-language monthly magazine, which is published by Al-Azaim Foundation, the official media wing of ISIS-K, is Issue Eight, which was released on social media. Issues Seven and Eight of the magazine were both dated Dhul Qadah 1443, the Islamic calendar month that began May 31, 2022. This may be the first time the ISIS-K published two issues of the magazine in a single month.
Following is the text of the article:
"The Month Of Shawwal [May 2022] Was No Less Than That Of Ramadan In Terms Of Intensification Of The Khilafah [Caliphate] Soldiers' Attacks In Khurasan"
"Detailed report of the operations of the Khilafah [Caliphate] soldiers in Khurasan Wilayah [i.e., Afghanistan Province] from 1st Shawwal through 29th Shawwal, 1443 [from May 2, 2022, onward]:
"This is a new phase of the ongoing battle against the Kuffar [unbelievers] and a heavy blow to the lies of the liar Taliban spokesmen. The month of Shawwal was no less than that of Ramadan in terms of intensification of the Khilafah soldiers' attacks in Khurasan. Once again, the noble warriors of Khilafah gave a massive blow, from the borders of Tajikistan to the beautiful valleys and mountains of Bajaur [in Pakistan], to the international tawagheet [tyrants], in addition to the Rafidha [Shi'ite] pagans who have been betraying the Islamic Ummah from the beginning of the Islamic history, paying for the debt of betrayal by their predecessors, and still we have a heavy reckoning left for them.
"No sooner the Taliban spokesman had announced on Eid-ul-Fitr [on May 2, 2022] regarding the complete elimination of the Islamic State in Khurasan than the mujahideen bombarded positions for the murtad [apostate] Tajik forces from a very near distance by Katyusha rockets [in the first week of May 2022].
"The attack was more accurate than it was expected, and the Tajik forces took the bordering areas under heat of their machineguns. And it has been a month since Tajikistan toughened their security measures and put their forces on standby mode near border area, and their soldiers are on high alert in the wake of further attacks by the Khilafah warriors.
"And it has been 15 days since the murtad Tajikistan government closed their borders with Afghanistan, forcing the murtad Taliban regime begging them for forgiveness for their failure to protect the border and to fulfil their void promise of ensuring no harm for their Russian, American, Chinese, and other international masters from the soil of Afghanistan [as required under the 2020 Doha agreement between the Taliban and the U.S.]."
"Soon The Islamic State's Warriors Will Attack The Modern Cities Of China… Very Soon The Blood Of Iranian Majoos [Fire-Worshippers, Zoroastrians] Will Be Shed On Their Streets Too… Uzbekistan And Tajikistan... Should Wait For The Flames Of War To Reach Their Doorsteps In Their Cities"
"With the help of Allah, the noble warriors and conquers of the Islamic State once again proved them wrong and exposed their lies.
"The murtad Taliban militia could not assure their Tajik masters after they had assured their Uzbek masters in response to the Islamic State's rocket attacks on them. And similarly, they cannot continue to lie to China, Iran, and other tawagheet neighbors, by the will of Allah. And after this, the turns are going to be for Iran and China.
"By the will Allah, soon the Islamic State's warriors will attack the modern cities of China to avenge the Uyghur Muslims. And similarly, very soon the blood of Iranian majoos [fire-worshippers, Zoroastrians] will be shed on their streets too, provided that the flames of fire has already reached Pakistan and it is increasing and spreading day by day. Uzbekistan and Tajikistan should not consider this latest attack as the last one; rather they should wait for the flames of war to reach their doorsteps in their cities and houses.
The magazine included infographics on ISIS operations during Shawwal (May 2022)
"Meanwhile, the murtad Taliban spokesmen have been trying – unsuccessfully – to hide the number of attacks and damages or even purport it to be very little, but all praise be to Allah that now people have recognized their lying faces, owing to their shameless and repeated lies. And now no one believes them; even true words come out of the lying tongues of the Taliban murtadeen [apostates].
"And here is the month of Shawwal marking deadly attacks and explosions on the murtad Taliban militia and Rafidha [Shi'ites] pagans, pulverizing their vehicles and dead bodies. Over the course of the month, the mujahideen have killed and wounded about 51 elements in the ranks of murtad Taliban militia and 44 in the ranks of Rafidha pagans."
"Within The Economic Warfare, The Khilafah Soldiers Downed Four Power Grid Towers In The Month Of Shawwal, Inflicting Heavy Economic Losses On The Murtad Taliban Regime"
"In the middle of Shawwal, one of the brothers from the caravan of martyrs, Shahram Muwahid, may Allah accept him, stood, wearing his heavy explosive vest, by the main gate of the Istiqlal Hotel [in Kabul], where Taliban murtadeen gathered with a view to commemorating the 6th death anniversary of their slain leader murtad Mullah Akhtar Mansoor [the former emir of the Afghan Taliban, who was killed on May 21, 2016]. The ishtishhadi [martyrdom-seeking] hero was able to cross all the security belts and finally reached the main gate of the hotel, when the ceremony was over and Taliban murtadeen were coming out in numbers. Then the Ishtishhadi brother managed to get amid them and thereby, exploded his explosive vest, damaging five of their vehicles and killing tens in their ranks.
"The martyrdom-seeking attack took place in such critical time when Taliban spokesmen claimed that the Islamic State does not possess operational capability anymore. On the contrary, the murtad Taliban leaders have been giving void assurances of protection to the infidel world. But the heroic martyr gave them such a lesson that was like a slap on the face of the murtad Taliban spokesmen who tried to pretend that the attack was kilometres far away from the hotel, but the videos, viral over the media, exposed their lies and detailed how the attack damaged five of their vehicles and killed tens of the polytheists.
"Praise be to Allah for the mujahideen are very active in the field of security operations, as they recently punished a spy for Afghan Blackwater Taliban militia in the Nangarhar area. The aforementioned operation not only resulted in the elimination of a spy, but also delivered a clear message that the agents spying for Taliban militia can hardly be hidden from the eyesight of the security forces of the Islamic State.
"Praise be to Allah that such people are on the list of our security forces and by the will of Allah, soon they will punish these spies for their espionage activities. And within the economic warfare, the Khilafah soldiers downed four power grid towers in the month of Shawwal, inflicting heavy economic losses on the murtad Taliban regime."
"Praise Be To Allah That Martyrdom Operation Is Such An Operation That No Force Of The World Can Stop It, And It [Is] A Cure For The Tactics And Useless Weapons Of The Cowardly Enemies"
"On the other hand, Peshawar and Bajaur areas [in Pakistan] also marked escalation in the attacks by the conquerors of Khilafah, while the recent attacks ended up in the killing of three murtad Pakistani policemen, including two officers, and seriously wounding of the fourth.
"And within the course of this month, the mujahideen also killed two followers of the Sikh polytheists. In addition to that, the mujahideen attacked a barracks for the murtad Pakistani police in Salarzai area of Bajaur, when they were engaged in a long battle with them before they returned safely to the positions.
"In a nutshell, the attacks in the month of Shawwal were very commendable, while on the one hand, the heroes of the explosive unit of the Khilafah smashed enemy vehicles with their mines, turning those in to graves for the enemy forces; and on other hand, the swarms of surprise attacks hit the hearts of the enemy forces so that they are even intimidated by their own shadows.
"And praise be to Allah that martyrdom operation is such an operation that no force of the world can stop it, and it [is] a cure for the tactics and useless weapons of the cowardly enemies, no matter how hard they try. But still, by the will of Allah, they dare not stand, in front of the chests of the ishtishhadi knights wearing explosive belts, with a view to safeguarding the infidel alliances and the western world.
The magazine's coverpage article
"And we would like to repeat:
"Our fight is to enforce the Islamic shari'a throughout the world and eliminate, from the face of the earth, every form of disbelief, polytheism, and apostasy, and we will never give up until we achieve that objective, even if we are all killed in that way. And our enmity will ever remain with anyone who guards disbelief, polytheism, and apostasy by taking any names or befriends and supports the infidels and the Crusader alliances, until he repents and returns to the religion of Allah the almighty."
Source: Rocket.chat, June 19, 2022. The original English of the article has been lightly edited for clarity and standardization.