Monday, January 18, 2010
The forty-fourth issue of the Afghan Taliban's monthly Arabic magazine Al-Samoud (Al-Somood) has been released. "Al-Samoud" translates approximately to the ability to withstand something or "staying power." In context, it can also mean something akin to "resistance." The magazine began as a simple newsletter-type publication with no graphics, but over the past couple of years has developed into a much more refined (design-wise) Internet publication.
The cover story is about the recent kamikaze bombing that killed seven United States Central Intelligence Agency operatives in Khost, Afghanistan. Other stories include the regular feature "Our Martyrs, the Heroes," "Islamic Pillars of the Taliban's Thought," and "Afghanistan: Graveyard of Empires."
Issue #43 can be viewed HERE.