December 9, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 4350

Taliban Spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi Discusses Ground Situation In Helmand And Kandahar, Says: 'We Can Never Tolerate A Foreign Invasion; Jihad Is A Religious Obligation Upon Us'

December 9, 2011
Special Dispatch No. 4350

In a recent interview, Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, the main spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban's shadow government), warned that training of Taliban fighters is underway to fight for the sake of Islam in Afghanistan.

"We will not tire of jihad because we are fully prepared for it. Training and incitement are going on with full strength and thousands of young men are ready to fight and to sacrifice their lives for the sake of Islam and for the liberation of the country," he said.

In the interview, the Taliban spokesman also discussed the military situation in the Helmand and Kandahar provinces of Afghanistan, arguing that the U.S./NATO troops' gains are limited to main centers while the Taliban have a sway in most of the districts. ...

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