Saturday, May 29, 2010

Afghanistan Taliban Spokesman: White Flag of the Mujahideen Raised in Captured Area of Nuristan Province

Below is a 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 references a senior Afghan Taliban spokesman.

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Mujahideen White Flag, a Sign of Islamic Purity, Raised in Nooistan (sic)

May 29, 2010

NOORISTAN, May 29 - The recent news from Nooristan says Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in the wake of operation al-Fath ( The Conquest), seized complete control of the district of Bargamtal, Nooristan on Saturday, May 2010.

Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of Islamic Emirate, in a telephonic conversation told al-Emiraha website that Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate gained total control of Bargamtal district, a mountainous region and strategically very important regarding location-wise, which has been under Mujahideen siege over the last few days and where there all the enemy's military posts have been captured and overrun sealing off all the escape routes out of this district.

Mujahideen after facing a slight resistance has conquered the district during the large scale operation which has been ongoing for the past few days and have raised their white flag which is a sign of Islamic purity and solidarity in the area.

Zabihullah Mujahid adds that as many as 28 soldiers have been killed and 21 captured with three of the enemy military vehicles captured and two destroyed; besides, Mujahideen seized a sizable number of weapons including heavy and small arms with a large amount of ammo.
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