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November 15, 2010 Special Dispatch No. 3380

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Issues Statement on Eid Al-Adha, Rejects Media Reports of Peace Talks as 'Baseless Propaganda' Aimed at 'Wrongfully Raising Hollow Hopes in the Hearts of… People'

November 15, 2010
Afghanistan | Special Dispatch No. 3380

On November 15, 2010, Mullah Mohammad Omar, who heads the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban's shadow government in Afghanistan), issued a statement to mark the occasion of Eid Al-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice falling on November 17.

In the statement, Mullah Omar rejected all media reports about peace talks between the Taliban and the Karzai government as "baseless propaganda."

The Taliban leader noted: "The enemy is retreating and facing siege in all parts of the country day in and day out. Their casualties of life are spiraling up. It is because of this pressure that the enemy has resorted to spreading the misleading rumors of peace talks." ...

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