"Helmand: Graveyard of Crusaders" (right)..."With God's permission, you will not leave except to Hell."
Below is an Arabic-language statement from the Afghan Taliban, which refers to itself as the "Islamic Emirate [state] of Afghanistan" (as it did in the 1990s). The statement is run without edits.
The statement is about Helmand Province, where NATO, led by the United States, has launched a massive offensive on Taliban strongholds in Marjah.
Preparation of the Mujahideen in Marjah, Helmand...Mullah 'Abd Al-Razaq Akhund (Feb. 14)
Mullah 'Abd al-Razaq Akhund