Tuesday, June 29, 2010

VIDEO POST: Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb: Shade of Swords Series, "Expedition of Timazirt"

The Al-Andalus Media Foundation, the media outlet of Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), which is based in Algeria with a branch(es) in the Sahara and northwest Africa, has produced a video series, "Shade/Shadows of Swords," documenting its ongoing insurgency against the Algerian government for several years. The series is consistently well-made and usually shows AQIM fighters ambushing Algerian military, police, and security forces in the more rural areas of the country, particularly along the Mediterranean coast.

The latest installment of "Shade of Swords," released two days ago, is entitled "Expedition of Timazirt" and shows AQIM fighters ambushing an Algerian police convoy after setting off a roadside bomb. The video is embedded below (because it contains violence, viewer discretion is advised).


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Monday, June 28, 2010

Afghanistan "Quetta Shura" Taliban Statement: The Puppet Karzai Regime's Mining Contracts with Foreign Companies

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, which is run without edits, is about recent reports that rich mineral deposits have been discovered in parts of the country.
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Statement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan regarding
the puppet Regime's mining contract with foreign companies

Rajab 14, 1431 A.H, Sunday, June 27, 2010

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

According to a news report, American geologists have found $1 trillion worth of valuable minerals, including iron, copper, cobalt, gold, and lithium. This report is followed by the news stories of awarding contracts by the corrupt and puppet Karzai administration for mining these deposits. In fact the occupation forces are disgracefully facing the most horrible situation in Afghanistan. In order to save their face, both the American and their puppets in Kabul very restlessly “disclosed” this news to show their “eagerness” the betterment of the Afghan Masses.

Through these measures the American forces and their dazed military leadership are trying to get maximum benefit from the Afghan wealth in form of gaining support from vital American companies in favor of Obama’s Afghan Policy.

Secondly, it intends to use it as a bribe to those allies of this shattered alliance, who no more wants to stay in Afghanistan. The US believes that monetary greed will make them stay along the US in this graveyard. Another design behind “breaking” this news was to drag those countries to Afghanistan who have been opposing the US occupation. The last but not least, the news aims at diverting the global attention from US’s defeat and acquire more time to stay in Afghanistan. Perhaps, the whole world is aware of these deceitful and failed efforts by the US.

Now when the US and its puppet regime in Afghanistan want to achieve their illegal goals, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan consider it necessary to issue a policy statement regarding these minerals and the agreements for mining these minerals by the puppets Afghan regime.

1. The recent reports are no revelations as the vast deposits in Afghanistan were no secret. In fact Afghanistan is well known for its mineral wealth. These natural deposits are Afghan’s wealth. The mining of these minerals and all related agreements can be awarded by an independent and legal Afghan government only, not the one being imposed over the Afghan masses through force, tanks and warplanes.

2. The puppet regime set up in Kabul by the occupation forces is the most corrupt, ineffective, and weakest of the world community, the fact which has been confessed by the Americans and their puppet president in Kabul. Now who can ensure transparency in such circumstances? This is why, The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan declares any accord in this regard as illegitimate and the parties to the contract as a looter of the Afghan wealth.

3. The Americans and their puppet elements hold that these minerals and contracts in this regard will change the destiny of Afghan masses. This wealth will make the reconstruction of Afghanistan possible and help the Afghan economy to become stable. It is worth reminding that the puppet regime in Afghanistan has received billions of dollars from the international community in the past. In how much transparent manner has this amount been spent and how much has it helped a common man is not secret from the world. Then, why will be they let to plunder the wealth of this oppressed nation? Who can guarantee the wealth excavated under this administration will be spent for the betterment of common man and reconstruction of his country?

4. Therefore, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan warns all foreign companies, entering into contract with the puppet regime that no guarantee of the life of their worker can be given. Whosoever, enter into contract with this puppet regime regarding the natural resources, their contract will be considered as illegal by the Afghan masses and the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan hopes that the contract for mining these minerals after the defeat of the United State of America will be awarded on merit to those companies which have the sincerity and capability to carry out this important work.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Afghanistan Taliban Statement: On the End of General Stanley McChrystal

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, which is run without edits, is about the sacking of U.S. General Stanley McChrystal, who was relieved of command by President Barack Obama after the publication of a profile article in Rolling Stone magazine in which the general criticized the president and members of his administration.
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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on the General McChrystal’s End

Rajab 11, 1431 A.H, Thursday, June 24, 2010

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

The spokesman of The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi has termed the dismissal of General McChrystal as a logical end to the Afghan War. In a statement regarding the sacking of General McChrystal he said that his replacement, General Petraeus will face the same fate as the freedom loving Afghans and their land never let anyone succeed in occupying this great and brave nation of the world.


“History is evident of more powerful and experienced generals than General McChrystal and empires mighty than the United States of America being surrendered and bowed down before the Afghans” Ahmadi said and added “This is why; Afghanistan is called the graveyard of super powers”.

Ahmadi rejected the reports which states McChrystal’s criticism of Obama’s war team lead to his dismissal. He said “it was the hidden help from Almighty Allah besides the bravery and sacrifices of our fearless Mujahideen which made the enemy armies bow down and proved the Obama’s strategy a great failure.” He blamed Obama for shrewdly shifting the responsibility of defeat to General McChrystal and American armies. Through these preemptive measures he wants to save his and his party’s face. But Obama will never be successful as the change of Generals will not work because the Afghan has already won this long war.

He reminds that in past President Obama and General McChrystal had tried to win the war by increasing the number of soldiers, and all those futile exercises got them nothing except their terrible end which the world will witness in future also.

Ahmadi Said, “No matter how many policies they make or change their Generals but the US and NATO has no alternative except to bow down before the principled stance of Ameer-ul-Momineen, Mullah Omer Mujahid in which has stated that Afghanistan is the home of Afghan masses, and no Peace can be restored until and unless an Islamic government is set up according to the wishes of Afghans and all the occupation force leave Afghanistan”.

He said that the US has been changing these faces for years in Afghanistan but with no outcome. Similarly, the appointment of General Petraeus will have no outcome in favor of the occupation forces as he had already been involved in all decision making regarding Afghanistan as a Chief of Central Command in the past. Indeed, he has got no special qualities than General McChrystal had. “His falling down due to stress during the congressional session about Afghanistan last week has left a big question mark on his physical and mental health”, Qari held. The incident in Washington has damaged his military reputation in the eyes of common man.

Ahmadi opined that General McChrystal had been unable to understand the issue of Afghanistan. Instead of getting out of the Afghanistan he insisted for more troops which lead to his appalling departure. If Petraeus remained unable to pave ways for the exit of occupation forces his end will be even worst.

Ahmadi said it was Al-Fath Operation which resulted in the sacking of most powerful American general. “This operation will continue in a more effective, organized and severe manner under the guidance of our central leader and will be successful inshallah”, he concluded.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Afghanistan Taliban: The Fainting of General David Petraeus before U.S. Senate Reflects the U.S. Defeat in Afghanistan

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, which is run without edits, is about General David Petraeus, the new supreme U.S. military commander in Afghanistan. Petraeus fainted at a recent hearing before the U.S. Senate. He replaces General Stanley McChrystal, who was relieved of command after his criticisms of members of the Obama administration were published in a profile article in Rolling Stone magazine. The Afghan "Quetta Shura" Taliban issued a statement about this as well.
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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan: General Petraeus' dizziness in the congress reflects the US defeat in Afghanistan

Rajab 11, 1431 A.H, Thursday, June 24, 2010

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

All Praise and thanks are due to Allah, the Lord of all that exists and may peace and prayers be upon the Messenger of Allah, his family, companions in entirety.

The US war in Afghanistan has lasted longer than Vietnam War which was into 103 months by the time the last U.S. troop withdrew. This war has become the big military crusade by the US. The world has witnessed the worst kind of cruelty and attacks on the innocent Afghans in social and wedding gatherings under the grab of so-called slogans of peace, development and prosperity since the US aggression on Afghanistan. However, none of these acts of terrorism by the Americans has ever weakened the exemplary spirit of freedom loving Afghans.

The Jihad by Afghans and the new military strategies of Mujahideen have made the Generals in Pentagon to lose their wits. The situation has reached a stage where the chief of US Central Command Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal has warned the Whitehouse of defeat if the later didn’t send more troops to Afghanistan. In the light of this warning by Gen. McChrystal, President Obama at West Point College in New York in September, 2009, announced the new strategy and promised to send thirty thousands more troops to Afghanistan. President Obama said that these forces will change the face of war in Afghanistan while ensuring a win for the United States. In order to prove the words of Obama true, fifteen thousands US, Ten thousands British and Twenty thousands Afghan forces started operation in the small Marjah Area of Helmand Province. In fact, this was an examination of the Obama strategy.

The district commissioner imported from Germany was called keeping in mind that they will establish their writ in Marjah. But despite this huge operation they have been unable to establish the writ of the government. Even today they are getting same level damage at the hands of Mujahideen they have been causing from the day one of this operation. After using force in Marjah and consequent damage at the hand of Mujahideen, the US is now reluctant to start the Kandahar operation. Even they have changed the name of operation from military action to the establishment of Peace, dialogue and the writ of government due to the realization that like the Marjah operation the failure of Kandahar operation will prove the new strategy a failure besides bringing insult to the US internationally.

Obama intends to analyze the new policy in the coming December in order to assess what has the US achieved from it. But the secretary of State Robert Gates and Chief of Central Command General David Petraeus are loosing their wits and are saying that they will have nothing by December.

Nine years of military actions, different strategies, and back breaking monitory and life damages at the hands of Mujahideen have left the Crusaders totally in distress. General David Petraeus, the commander of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, fainted while giving testimony to the US Senate's Armed Services Committee, forcing proceedings to a halt while he was taken away. It took him thirty minute to become conscious. Indeed, this saved him from the hard questions from the member of Congress. It was told that he fall unconscious because he didn't have enough water before coming here this morning but we all know that The US army has never seen their Central Commander fainted and that too when he was asked on the prospects for withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan.

In fact, the policies of Whitehouse regarding Afghanistan have miserably failed. The Americans confess that government in Kabul being placed by them is directly responsible for the maladministration, corrupt and bad governance, deteriorated situation of law and order and smuggling of narcotics.

The Pentagon admits to have spent 6 million dollars on the Afghan army and police, which to them haven’t yielded any positive results because 90 percent of them are illiterates. The institutional conflict in Afghanistan is on its heights. The officers don’t pay salary to their subordinates, and the soldiers use to sell their boots and ration, whereas most of the official vehicles are used by the police officials for smuggling. The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reportedly termed Afghanistan as a Mafia state. Likewise, the Pentagon is encountered with internal scuffle. Moreover, one hundred thousands contracts have been signed. Every soldier is recruited under an agreement. Most of the agreements have been acquired by the economic tycoons and retired Generals of Pentagon. They sells these agreement in return for profit of million of dollars.

According to a UN report about Afghanistan, 85 out of 100 dollars for the Afghanistan go to different countries but these loans are recovered from the poor afghan masses. Moreover, the Russian prime minister has alleged the US and NATO for not doing any serious effort to bring to an end to the smuggling of Heroin and narcotics. He has blamed them of giving free hands for the cultivation of opium and said they are not stopping its smuggling to the Russia. While, Analyst says that United States is doing it deliberately for destabilizing Russia.

These circumstances indicate a very sharp decline in the US’s significance in the military and political field on global front. The US is steadily going in the direction where all previous occupation forces had been victims at the hand of this historical land. Despite all this, the Generals in Pentagon, living in fool’s paradise, think that they have some chances to win the Afghan War.

Since last three months, almost every day has been proved fatal for the American armies, the fact which is admitted by the US also. Even the US’s figures shows 300 soldiers being killed during this period. In addition, the Mujahideen have razed hundreds of vehicles, killed dozens of spies and destroyed several helicopters. General Petraeus, being witness to the incidents in Afghanistan is the only person who realizes the gravity of situation and described this situation well by falling unconscious in the congressional meeting. Through this action he gave the answer to many questions to which the members of committee were eager to listen. They should learn from this answer by General Petraeus and start working for the well being of their masses.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

The Echo of Jihad from Paktia Province's Mountains

Embedded below is a translation by a cyber jihadi-takfiri of an article from the 47th issue of the Afghanistan "Quetta Shura" Taliban's monthly Arabic-language Internet magazine Al-Samood. It is run without edits. The full issue can be viewed via a previous post HERE.
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Echo of Jihad from Paktia’s Paternal Mountains

By Qari Habib


Paktia province is located in southeast Afghanistan and shares borders with the provinces of Logar, Ghazny, Paktika and Khost.

Paktia is a province and mountainous and rugged terrain with the exception of its capital Gardiz and the Zarmut and Said Karam directorates. Forests of oak and pine cover most of its mountains, and it therefore represents one of the best spots in Afghanistan in terms of natural beauty. The famous Suliman mountain chain extends east and west through the province and covers most of its area.

The standard of living of residents in this province in terms of poverty does not much differ from the remaining Afghan provinces. They do not own spacious lands for farming, so its people live on what they can get from lumber, fruits and other produce of the mountains.

Paktia is one of the provinces whose people were greatly damaged in the days of the Russian occupation when their homes and villages were destroyed by heavy bombing in the long battles which went on for more than ten years. Its people were forced to leave their homes and migrate to other areas because their districts - like Zadran, Jaji and Zarmut - were among the most important areas of Mujahideen influence and there the Russians sustained great losses.

When America attacked Afghanistan, Paktia was once again the province from which was launched the spark of resistance against the Americans face-to-face. American forces encountered their most fierce resistance in the mountains of Shahi Kut in the Zarmut directorate. The Americans sustained great losses there and the American generals admitted that the American army had not encountered such resistance in forty years since its battles in Vietnam.

That momentous battle is considered the first opening in the path of the resistance against the American Crusader forces, vanishing from the minds of the people the terror planted there by the American propaganda war. After that violent resistance, Jihadist opposition spread in other areas of Paktia and it did not take a long time to pass before secret, scattered resistance transformed into open and organized opposition.

In view of the strategic military importance of this province, the enemy has established strong military bases and dispatched large forces there with the intent of weakening Jihadist resistance. Through the grace of Almighty Allah, however, they have not been able to achieve their goals there and their forces have become confined to their military bases.

As for the Mujahideen, they control 80% of the area of this province and the enemy is not able to move freely in the region except for some special areas. For example, the districts of Chawani, Ibrahim Kheil and Sada Kula and the neighboring villages around the provincial capital Gardiz are all under the control of the Mujahideen. Enemy convoys encounter Mujahideen opposition by merely trying to leave the city center.

The Arma directorate west of the city was completely conquered by the Mujahideen four years ago and there is absolutely no enemy presence there. As for the Zarmut directorate, despite the presence there of four alleged reconstruction units called P.R.T.s and a large number of barracks for Crusader troops and their agents from the lackey army, the enemy controls nothing except the district center. The remaining wide areas of this directorate, including the famous Wadi Shahi Kut, are all under the control of the Mujahideen and enemy forces and convoys are not able to pass from Gardiz in the direction of Ghazny and Paktika.

On the other side, in the directorates of Shawak, Karda Chiri and Waza Zadran situated on the road between Gardiz and Khost, the enemy controls nothing except for the district centers and some checkpoints on the public highway. The remainder of the area is generally under the influence of the Mujahideen. The areas between Jani Kheil and Mungal are considered areas of Mujahideen control, where they have an open presence and strong military bases in addition to a civil administration for local affairs in these districts. Rarely does the enemy travel on the road stretching between Gardiz and Khost without suffering losses in lives and equipment.

On top of the above-mentioned districts, the directorates of Jani Kheil, Gamkani, Dandabatan, Jaji Aryub, Sayyed Karam and Ahmad Kheil are also areas with organized units of Mujahideen in which they openly conduct their activities. In most of these areas there is no enemy presence for the Mujahideen to target. On the other hand, most of the areas of these directorates are rugged and mountainous and it is difficult to move from one place to another. This causes a delay in the arrival of news and reports of Mujahideen operations. Perhaps news of some operations does not reach media agencies until after it has lost its informative and media value.

Ahmad Aba and Laja are considered the sole provinces under enemy control. However, even they are not completely devoid of Mujahideen activities.

Meanwhile, Jihadist officials plan to escalate Mujahideen activity in eastern Paktia province to the level it is in the south and west of the province. There are Mujahideen efforts to sever the supply road for enemy bases located in the Chiminki and Jaji Aryub directorates in order to occupy the enemy in more than one place at once.

Weather conditions also impact Mujahideen activities. With the coming of spring, we are seeing an increase in Mujahideen operations to grant Paktia a place at the top of the list of Mujahideen operations. It is not far-fetched that soon we will see burning columns of Crusader tanks and transports on the streets and in the valleys of Paktia just as we saw Russian tanks in the recent past. This is up to Allah.

Source: al-Somood Magazine, Issue 47

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Islamic State of Iraq Claims June 20 Attack on Trade Bank of Iraq in Baghdad

"We Heed Your Call, Islamic State of Iraq"

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) issued a statement on yesterday (June 22) claiming dual kamikaze car bombings outside the Trade Bank of Iraq in Baghdad which killed 26 people. The ISI also recently claimed responsibility for the brazen June 13 assault on Iraq's Central Bank in Baghdad that killed at least 15 people and wounded 50. These two attacks have been dubbed by the ISI's Ministry of Information as "Ghazwat al-Tahaddi" (Expedition/Raid of Confrontation).

Background on the ISI, an umbrella for several of the most violent jihadi-insurgent groups operating in Iraq including Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI), and both leaders can be found in my guest editorial, "The Death of a Caliph: Will the Reported Killings of the Islamic State of Iraq's Two Senior Leaders Spell Out the End of the Self-styled Jihadi State?", on Prof. Juan Cole's Informed Comment blog.

The ISI has also claimed responsibility for two kamikaze vehicle bombings in the restive Iraqi province of Diyala, located east of the capital city of Baghdad on the Iraqi-Iranian border. Earlier this month, five people, including two United States soldiers, were killed in a kamikaze car bombing in the province. The group has renewed its bombing campaign with vigor following the April 19 killings of its two former senior leaders, Abu 'Umar al-Baghdadi and Abu Hamza al-Muhajir (Abu Ayyub al-Masri), countering those who claimed that the ISI was finished following the killing or arrest of many of its leaders and operational regional commanders.

The ISI's statement claiming responsibility for the June 20 attacks on the Trade Bank of Iraq is below. It follows the generic ISI statement format, labeling the Iraqi central government as "Safavid" and "Rafidi," two terms used by some Sunni Muslims in a derogatory way for Shi'i Muslims. The Safavids were a Turcoman dynasty that ruled much of modern day Iran and the historical region of Khurasan and, for a time, parts of modern day Iraq in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and first half of the eighteenth centuries. They were responsible for overseeing the conversion of the majority of Iran's peoples to Twelver Shi'i Islam. "Rafidi", "Rafida," and "Rawafid" are Arabic terms for "one/those who reject [true Islam]," i.e. Shi'i Muslims, who are not seen by some Sunnis, particularly Salafis, as Muslims at all. This statement, like other ISI statements claiming responsibility for attacks, also speaks of "overcoming" the boundaries and protective measures taken by the Iraqi government and the U.S. military in Iraq.
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

|| بيانٌ عن غزوة التحدّي الثانية في قلب بغداد ||

يقول تعالى:
{إِنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يُنْفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ لِيَصُدُّوا عَنْ سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَسَيُنْفِقُونَهَا ثُمَّ تَكُونُ عَلَيْهِمْ حَسْرَةً ثُمَّ يُغْلَبُونَ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا إِلَى جَهَنَّمَ يُحْشَرُونَ}[الأنفال:36].

الحمد لله ربّ العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على نبينا محمد، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين.. وبعد:

فاستمراراً لسلسلة غزوات الأسير المباركة التي تستهدف أركان المشروع الصّفويّ ودكِّ مفاصل الحكومة المرتدّة ومراكز القوّة فيها، انطلق فارِسانِ من فوارس بغداد العزيزة الأبيّة، في صولةٍ جديدة لضرب معقلٍ آخر من معاقل الشّر في قلب بغداد، وعلى بعد أمتار من المدخل الرئيسي للمنطقة الخضراء في ساحة النّسور "المحصّنة"..

وكان الهدف هذه المرّة مبنى "المصرف التّجاري العراقي" والذي أسّسه الصّليبيّون مع بداية الاحتلال ليكون الجهة الرئيسية المسئولة عن حفظ الموارد المالية للحكومات المتعاقبة على المنطقة الخضراء، ثمّ أصبح مع الوقت مركزاً رافضيّا لتمويل المشروع الصّفوي وتثبيت أركانه، ومقرّاً لإدارة التعاملات الماليّة الضخمة في سرقة ثروات البلاد النفطية والقروض الخارجيّة التي تُجلب بحجّة الاستثمار في العراق بديونٍ ربويّة مرهقة، ثمّ يتّم تحويلها لجيوب أقطاب الحكومة والأحزاب الرافضية التي تسيطر عليها وتمويل ميليشياتها.

ورغم حرص الحكومة المرتدّة على تحصين هذه المؤسّسة وتوفير كل أسباب الحماية لها، فقد تمكّن جنود الدولة الإسلاميّة من اختراق كل الحواجز الأمنية ونقاط التفتيش والوصول للهدف بصورة متزامنة ودقيقة، حيث فجّر أحد الأخوين الاستشهاديين سيّارته ممهّداً للأخ الثّاني الدخول لباحة المبنى الداخلية وتفجير العبوة الرئيسيّة فيها، فتمّ بفضل الله تدمير أغلب طوابق المبنى الدّاخلية، وقتل معظم الكادر المصرفي وأفراد الجهاز الأمني المسئول عن حماية المبنى، إضافة لعناصر الحماية المرافقة لمدير المصرف وهو أحد أقرباء الرّافضي الخبيث أحمد الجلبي..

ولا زال التّحدي مفتوحاً لأقزام المنطقة الخضراء وأبواق كذّابيهم أن يُظهروا حقيقة خسائرهم والدّمار الذي لحق بالهدف أمام وسائل الإعلام، فالحمد لله على توفيقه وتسديده، ونسأل الله لأخوَينا الاستشهاديَيْن وغيرهم ممّن شارك في الغزوة قبولَ العمل، وأن يجزل لهم الثواب الذي وعد به عباده، إنّه وليّ ذلك والقادر عليه.

والله أكبر

{وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لا يَعْلَمُونَ}

وزارة الإعلام / دولة العراق الإسلامية


المصدر : مركز الفجر للإعلام

Monday, June 21, 2010

Islamic State of Iraq Claims Responsibility for Kamikaze Vehicle Bombings in Diyala Province

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) issued a statement on June 20 claiming responsibility for two kamikaze vehicle bombings in the restive Iraqi province of Diyala, located east of the capital city of Baghdad on the Iraqi-Iranian border. Earlier this month, five people, including two United States soldiers, were killed in a kamikaze car bombing in the province. The ISI has renewed its bombing campaign with vigor following the April 19 killings of its two former senior leaders, Abu 'Umar al-Baghdadi and Abu Hamza al-Muhajir (Abu Ayyub al-Masri), countering those who claimed that the ISI was finished following the killing or arrest of many of its leaders and operational regional commanders. The ISI also recently claimed responsibility for the brazen June 13 assault on Iraq's Central Bank in Baghdad that killed at least 15 people and wounded 50. They dubbed this attack "Ghazwat al-Tahaddi" (Expedition/Raid of Confrontation).

Background on the ISI, an umbrella for several of the most violent jihadi-insurgent groups operating in Iraq including Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI), and both leaders can be found in my guest editorial, "The Death of a Caliph: Will the Reported Killings of the Islamic State of Iraq's Two Senior Leaders Spell Out the End of the Self-styled Jihadi State?", on Prof. Juan Cole's Informed Comment blog.
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم


<بيانٌ عن الغزوتين الاستشهاديتين في ولاية ديالى >>
الحمد لله ربّ العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على إمام المجاهدين نبينا محمد، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين.. وبعد: يقول تعالى: {وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَشْرِي نَفْسَهُ ابْتِغَاءَ مَرْضَاتِ اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ رَؤُوفٌ بِالْعِبَادِ}[البقرة:207].

فبتوجيهٍ من وزارة الحرب بدولة العراق الإسلامية، نفذّت ولاية ديالى عمليّتين نوعيّتين على جيش الصّليب تكبّد فيها الجيش الأمريكيّ ما لا يقلّ عن خمسة وعشرين عنصراً تناثرت جيف قتلاهم وأشلاء جرحاهم على مرأى من النّاس، ولم يُجدِ التعتيم والتلفيق الإعلامي الذي يعتمده الأمريكان بصرامة في تغطية خسائرهم في الغزوتين المباركتين، حيث تسربت بعض تفاصيلها لوسائل الإعلام..

ففي العملية الأولى انطلق مجاهدٌ أنصاريّ بسيارته المفخخة، مستهدفاً المقرّ المحصّن للإدارة المحلّية (القائمقاميّة) لمدينة (المقداديّة) الأبية، وقد تجمّع عُبّاد الصليب مع عجلاتهم في محيط المبنى الذي نزلوا فيه مع أوليائهم لحرب الله ورسوله والمؤمنين، فانغمس فيهم الفتى الأنصاريٌّ بدابّته متوكّلا على الله، وفجّرها بعد دخوله الموقع، وأدّت قوة التفجير إلى تدمير العجلة الرئيسية لنقل الجنود في الرتل من طراز (سترايكر) واحتراقها بالكامل ومقتل كل من كان فيها، إضافة لإعطاب العجلات المحيطة بها، وكان ذلك بتأريخ 26/ جمادي الآخرة/ 1431 للهجرة.

أما العمليّة الثانية فانطلق فيها مجاهدٌ أنصاريّ آخر متربّصاً بدابّته المفخّخة، مستهدفا رتلاً لجيش الصّليب في مدينة (جلولاء)، وأدى الانفجار الضخم لتدمير وإحراق إحدى عجلات الدّورية بالكامل وإعطاب اثنتين، ومقتل ما لا يقل عن عشرة صليّبيين تناثرت أشلاء جيفهم على مسافات بعيدة في محيط الانفجار، وكان ذلك بتأريخ 28/ جمادي الآخرة/ 1431 للهجرة.

فالحمد لله على توفيقه وتسديده، ونسأل الله لإخواننا القبولَ شهداء في سبيله، وأن يجزل لهم الثواب الذي وعد به عباده، وأن يجعل من دمائهم سبباً لتثبيت من بعدهم من المسلمين على درب الجهاد والشهادة، إنّه وليّ ذلك والقادر عليه.

والله أكب
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{وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لا يَعْلَمُونَ}

وزارة الإعلام / دولة العراق الإسلامية


المصدر : مركز الفجر للإعلام

Urdu Translation of Interview with Radical American Muslim Preacher Anwar al-'Awlaqi, by Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula

Embedded below is an Urdu translation (in transcript form) of a video interview conducted by Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) media outlet, the Al-Malahim (Malahem; Epics) Media Foundation, with the radical American Muslim preacher Anwar al-'Awlaqi (Awlaki, Aulaqi). The video interview (in Arabic) was released in late May.
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Al-Muwahideen...Interview With Anwar Awlaqi AQAP (URDU) June 14
Interview with Anwar al-'Awlaqi

Interview with 'Abdul 'Aziz Ghazi, Imam of the Lal Masjid in Islamabad, Pakistan

'Abdul Rashid Ghazi was the rector and imam (prayer leader) of the Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Islamabad, Pakistan, a center for militant activity and a former asset of the Pakistani Inter-services Intelligence agency. The mosque complex was besieged, bombarded, and eventually stormed by Pakistani military and security forces after a battle with jihadi-takfiris inside in July 2007. His brother and deputy imam, 'Abdul 'Aziz Ghazi, was killed in the fighting.


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'Abdul 'Aziz Ghazi Interview (June 12)
Interview with 'Abdul 'Aziz Ghazi

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Two Commanders in the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus "Martyred"

Two amirs (commanders) in the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), a coalition of Muslim insurgent groups operating in the Caucasus region, have been "martyred" in a "treacherous" attack using "poison," according to a statement from KavKaz Center, a media outlet closely linked to the IEC. The two commanders were named as Yasir al-Sudani and 'Abd al-Rahman. A video was released recently of the former tending to the latter, who had been wounded.

The IEC, led by the amir al-umara' (leader of leaders) Dokku (Dokka) Umarov, has suffered a series of significant setbacks in recent months. In February-March, two of its senior leaders and religious jurists were killed, Sa'id Buryatskiy and the IEC's qadi, or chief judge, Anzor Astemirov, who was better known as Amir Sayfullah ("God's sword"). Earlier this month, the Russian government announced that it had captured the IEC's military chief, Amir (Emir) Magas, whose real name is 'Ali Taziyev.

The statement about the "martyrdom" of al-Sudani and 'Abd al-Rahman is below (in Turkish), without edits:
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19/06/2010 / 03:22

MEKANLARINIZ FİRDEVSİ ALA OLSUN

Sakın Allah yolunda öldürülenleri ölmüşler sanmayın! Aksine onlar hep hayattadırlar, Rablerinin katında rızıklandırılırlar.

Allah'ın kendilerine lütfundan verdiği mutlulukla sevinç duyarlar ve arkalarından şehit olarak kendilerine katılmamış olan mücahitler hakkında: "Onlara hiçbir korku yok ve onlar üzüntü de duymayacaklardır." müjdesinde bulunurlar.

Yine onlar, Allah'ın bir nimeti, bir lütfu ile ve Allah'ın, müminlerin mükâfatını zayi etmeyeceği müjdesiyle sevinirler. Al-i İmran suresi ayetler 169–171

Geçtiğimiz günlerde Vedeno bölgesinde işgalci ve kuklaların kahpe bir yolla, kimyasal zehir kullanarak şehit ettikleri mücahitler hakkında yeni bilgiler ulaşmaya devam ediyor.

Kimler tarafından nasıl gerçekleştirildiği mücahitler tarafından şu an itibarı ile bilinen özel bir hain operasyonla Komutan Yasir ve beraberindeki bir gurup mücahit şehit edilmiştir.

9 kişinin kimyasal zehir kullanılarak şehit edildiği bu hain operasyonda ayrıca komutan Abdurrahman ve Seyfullah ismindeki bir mücahidimizin şehadet haberi kesinleşmiştir.

Kimyasal zehir ile şehit edilen mücahitlerimizin olduğu bölgeye yaklaşmaya korkan kuklalar çok sayıda askerini bölgeye sevk ettiler. Korkaklıkları yaptıklarından ve kullandıkları zehirden belli olanlar; öylesine korkaktılar ki, onların şehit olmuş bedenlerine bile ulaştıklarında her birine çok sayıda kurşun sıkarak ancak cesetlerine sahip olabildiler.

Tüm dünya tekrardan duysun ve bilsin ki; Çeçenistan da ve Kafkasya da gösterilen direniş Allah ın izni ile bir gün muhakkak zafere ulaşacaktır. Ancak bu mücadele her zaman yiğitçe savaş meydanlarında verilmiştir. Düşmanın gerek mücahitlerimize savaş meydanlarında kahpece ve korkakça saldırması, gerek ise sivil insanlarımıza uygulanan baskı ve zorbalıklar hak ettiği karşılığı muhakkak bulacaktır.

Şehitlerimizin yollarını sürdürecek yiğit evlatlarımız direnişimizi zafere kadar sürdürmeye yeminlidir.

Allah şehit komutan ve mücahitlerimize cennetin en yüksek mertebesi Firdevs i ala yı versin AMİN.

Komutan Yasir ve Abdurrahman ile ilgili niçin düşmanların özel operasyon yaptıkları ve bu komutanalrımızın düşmanlarını nasıl korkuttukları ile ilgili ve onların hayatlarındaki güzel örnekleri anlatan haberleri yakında sitemizde bulabilirsiniz.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Forty-Ninth Issue of Afghanistan Taliban Monthly, Arabic Internet Magazine Al-Samood

The new issue of the Afghan Taliban's monthly Arabic magazine Al-Somood (Al-Samoud) was released today. "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 April issue can be viewed, via a previous post, HERE.
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Al-Samood #49 (June 19)
Al-Samood, Issue #49

Interview with Insurgent Leader in Faryab Province, Afghanistan

Embedded below is an article, translated by a cyber jihadi-takfiri, originally from the Afghanistan "Quetta Shura" Taliban's monthly Arabic-language Internet magazine Al-Samood.
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Al-Somood Interview With The General Jihadist Official For Faryab Province, Commander Qari' Umar al-Faruq


Faryab Province is situated in the north of Afghanistan adjacent to the provinces of Jowzjan, Sar-e-pol, Ghor and Baghdis. Its northern borders are also connected to the Republic of Turkmenistan in Central Asia. The province capital is Maymana and its districts are Pashtun Kot, Khwaja Sabz Posh, (Juma Bazar), Shirin Tagab, Dawlat Abad, Andkhoy, Qaramcol, Khani Chahar Bagh, Almar, Qaysar, Kohistan, Gurziwan, Bilchiragh, Khwaja Namusa, Lawlash. Faryab Province covers an area of 20, 293 square kilometers, and according to the latest statistics it has a population of approximately 900,000. Its residents, most of whom subsist on agriculture have a low standard of living.

As part of our series of interviews with provincial officials, al-Somood met with the General Jihadist Official for this province, esteemed brother Qari’ (Umar al-Faruq), who is 30 years old and a resident of the Dawlat Abad district in the province. In his youth, brother Umar al-Faruq memorized the Glorious Quran, subsequently continued his religious studies in different schools and went forth on armed Jihad after the American invasion of Afghanistan. He took part in Jihadist operations with Mujahideen in Jawzjan and Sar-e-pol in additional to Jihad in other provinces of the country. The brother lately bore responsibility for the military command in the Dawlet Abad directorate and has recently been entrusted with the General Jihadist Command for the entire province. Al-Somood conducted the below interview with him concerning the Jihadist situation in Faryab Province.

Al-Somood: To start, we would like you to provide us with a picture of the Jihadist situation in Faryab Province and on the nature of Mujahideen activities and the extent of their presence in the province.

Commander Umar al-Faruq: Praise be to Allah, prayers and peace be upon His servants whom He has chosen! First of all, I would like to present my greetings to the brothers who carry out the al-Somood magazine. I feel joy at this opportunity for a direct interview with you to share this information with the magazine’s readers. To answer your question, I would say that through the grace of Allah, the Mujahideen have an active presence in all the directorates of the province and are supervising Jihadist affairs in them. As for the directorates in which the Mujahideen have a strong presence are the provinces of Shirin Tagab, Dawlat Abad, Khwaja Namusa, Almar, Qaysar, Chilgza, Gurziwan, Bilchiragh, and Lawlash directorate. The Mujahideen are openly present in these areas and have a strong level of activity there. The control of the government is effectively limited to only the government centers and the surrounding areas. Units of Mujahideen are present in other regions as well, but their influence there is not on the same level as in the aforementioned districts. We are able to say that the Mujahideen, through the grace of Almighty Allah, have cleared wide areas of the enemy’s control and the Mujahideen conduct organized patrols there in four-wheel vehicles, motorcycles and on foot. They can easily move from one area to another in order to deliver supplies to the Mujahideen in this province and neighboring provinces. There is nothing there to hinder the movements of the Mujahideen. Jihadist circumstances are constantly improving, through the grace of Almighty Allah, and the scope of Mujahideen control expands day after day.

Al-Somood: If you would please mention some of the recent operations and victories of the Mujahideen.

Commander Umar al-Faruq: Many areas of the Faryab Province have in the past year witnessed successful operations and it would require a long time to relate all of them. However, I will mention to you some that I readily recall as follows: 1. In the past three months, three violent clashes have occurred between the Mujahideen and the enemy. The last of these was in the village of Khwaja Kandu in which a large number of Norwegian soldiers were killed, in addition to a large number of troops from the collaborator army. 2. An intense battle occurred between the Mujahideen and the soldiers of the lackey army and the local mercenaries called “Arbakian” in the Gawar district of Almar directorate. This resulted in the death of two commanders from the officers of the puppet army,in addition tothe death of ten lackey soldiers and burning three enemy troop transports. In this operation the Mujahideen also took as booty; two enemy transports of the Ranger type. They are still in the possession of the Mujahideen. 3. The enemy conducted a series of operations in the Khan Khwaja district of Khwaja Namusa directorate with the aim of clearing this area of the Mujahideen. But the Mujahideen, through the grace of Almighty Allah, resisted the enemy operations with exceeding heroism for a number of days. The residents of the district helped them to a great extent in this resistance. Immense damages in lives and equipment were inflicted on the enemy in that battle. The Crusaders’ land and air-forces took part in that battle, but they did not achieve their aims, through the grace of Allah Almighty, and turned back as losers dragging their tails behind them in shame. 4. Also, through the grace of Allah Almighty, the Mujahideen inflicted great losses on Crusader forces and their agents in the lackey army, in recurring heavy clashes between us and the enemy in the directorates of Pashtun Kot, Qaysar, Shirin Tagab and Dawlat Abad.

Al-Somood: What are the areas to which the enemy cannot easily go?

Commander Umar al-Faruq: The Mujahideen are present in all areas of Faryab. As for the districts which the Mujahideen control completely and for a long time is Khwaja Namusa, except for the district government building, from which the enemy cannot leave for the surrounding areas. Likewise, the Mujahideen control half of the area of Dawlat Abad and Shirin Tagab directorates. The enemy has not been able to go there for a long while. Also there are the districts of Gurziwan, Kikawash and Dahan Darra in the mountainous area of Kohistan. The Mujahideen control of these areas has taken the form of a government and organized administration. The enemy can not go to these areas except for in the company of very large forces with air cover. Every time the enemy has attempted to send his forces to those areas, they have been repulsed after suffering great losses.

Al-Somood: How do you assess the Mujahideen forces in quantity and quality? And what about the popularity of the Jihad and the Mujahideen among the people of the area?

Commander Umar al-Faruq: There is now in every directorate one group of Mujahideen as a matter of necessity. In some directorates there are more than one group. The number of Mujahideen in the province is in the hundreds, but I cannot tell you the exact number. To answer your question about the popularity of the Mujahideen among the people, we say: It is natural that people will question the popularity of the Mujahideen and the solidarity of the populace with them in the north, due to the great amount they heard from what is circulated by the Western media, about the Mujahideen being confined to the south and that only the people in the south stand with the Mujahideen. But I will tell you with all confidence that the Mujahideen in the north enjoy the same popularity and cooperation enjoyed in other Afghan provinces. We now see that 80% of the residents of Faryab province help the Mujahideen and assist their postion. Among the rumors spread by the enemies in the north (with the intent of dividing the people) is that only the Pashtun tribes and some of the Tajik tribes support the Mujahideen; indicating a lack of cooperation from the Uzbek and Turkmen with the Mujahideen. We however strongly deny these rumors and regard them as inflammatory lies. I have seen with my own eyes the situation in Faryab, Jowzjan and Sar-e-pol provinces and have witnessed the support of all ethnic groups for the Mujahideen. For example, if you came to the directorates of Gurziwan, Lawlash, Bilchiragh and other areas you would not find a single Pashtun or Tajik, because all of the residents are Uzbek, Turkmen or Hazara, and they still help the Mujahideen more than anyone. Through the grace of Almighty Allah first, then by virtue of these ethnic groups standing by the side of the Mujahideen, these areas are considered strongholds for the Mujahideen, which provide with goodwill all the weapons and other supplies that the Mujahideen require in those areas.

Al-Somood: What are your plans for the coming Jihadist year?

Commander Umar al-Faruq: The most important of our plans for the coming year are organizing our operations well and expanding the Mujahideen’s sphere of strength to all the areas of Faryab province. We had taken some steps on this path in the past year, but there remain some directorates in which there is not an open presence of the Mujahideen. This is an area which requires great efforts. The Mujahideen have already begun their military preparations. Likewise they have drafted comprehensive plans to emphasize preaching and education activity in the region to illuminate the minds of the people about Jihad and the goals of the Mujahideen. The Mujahideen have had great successes in the realm of preaching and education in this region. Our Jihad in this province began with preaching activity when we were giving provocative sermons and righteous lectures in the mosques, and visiting people in their homes to clarify our aims and goals to them. It has frequently occurred that the Mujahideen would stand in the road and stop passersby to declare to them the situation of the Mujahideen and the necessity of Jihad against the occupiers. We make the matter clear to the people and have gained their trust through preaching and education. Consequently the people understand that the Mujahideen are the sons of this country and the elite young men of this faithful people. This is in contrast to the bad reputation that the enemy has earned. In view of the good results to our preaching and educational activities, we will exert more efforts on this path, and they will have a great impact, Almighty Allah willing.

Al-Somood: Finally, is there a message you wish to send to your faithful people through the pages of al-Somood magazine?

Commander Umar al-Faruq: Thank you very much. My message to our Mujahid people, especially to the people of the northern provinces is to be extremely cautions about the fitnah which the enemies are trying to ignite among Muslims, and to take heed of the conspiracies of the enemy. Our country remains under occupation by Crusader invaders who have stripped our people of all religious, social and other rights. They are constantly trying to plant the seeds of hypocrisy and division among the ethnic groups present in the region, in order to destroy the achievements of Jihad and the Mujahideen. This is the same plan implemented by the Russians in the days when they were fleeing Afghanistan through some of their local agents. Our faithful people are still suffering the negative and bitter consequences of this. None of us must be duped by the rumors of the enemy and carried away behind them. Let us all know that Jihad fi sabeel Allah a shared responsibility for all Muslims and Afghans. Jihad is not the distinction of one ethnic group above others. We are in urgent need of solidarity and rallying around each other. Thus we will approach the day of the enemy’s defeat, Almighty Allah willing. I am confident that by this method alone we will gain honor and status in both Deen and Dunya.

Al-Somood: We thank you for affording us this opportunity to meet with you. We beseech Allah, the Almighty to give you honor and success, and to accept all your efforts in the cause of Almighty Allah.

Commander Umar al-Faruq: We also thank you for your visit to us and for delivering the message of the Mujahideen to the world. We beseech Allah, the Almighty to accept your media fi sabeel Allah. Wasalaam alaeikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh.

Translated From The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan: Al-Somood Monthly Magazine #47

Friday, June 18, 2010

Afghanistan Taliban Deny Allegations Local Commanders Executed 7-year old Boy for Spying


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.
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Remarks of M. Yousuf Ahmadi about Reports of Execution
of a 7-years Old Boy in Sangin District

Rajab 03, 1431 A.H, Wednesday, June 16, 2010

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

A few days ago, a person, Daoud Ahmadi, who was speaking on behalf of the stooge government administration in Helmand province, told media that Taliban had executed a 7-years old boy in Sangin district on charges of spying.

He was quoting unknown sources for his claim. But still some media outlets published his unsubstantiated assertions without first verifying them–even some media outfits have been harping on the subject incessantly since then.

After the publishing of the report in printed and electronic media, the Islamic Emirate Leadership contacted provincial leaders of Jihad, asking them for further and detailed information of the event. Similarly, the Islamic Emirate officials contacted local people to know about this grisly rumor and after full investigation by the Islamic Emirate, it became clear that no event of execution had taken place in Sangin and other adjoining districts.

The area, Sarvan Kala, where the event has allegedly been happened according to the enemy claims, is actually a valley located between Sangin and Kajaki districts. It is completely under the control of the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate. A judiciary and other administrative structure of the Islamic Emirate is now in place there, running daily affairs according to the Sharia laws. to find solution for problems of the local residents. However, the local courts are not allowed as per the rule to carry out execution without obtaining prior permission of the leadership of the Islamic Emirate or provincial chief judge.

Saravan Kala enjoys complete peace and security since its coming in the hands of the Mujahideen. No attack by the enemy has taken place in the area which would have necessitated to point to a possibility of spying by some one in the area. Nothing such has happened. This proves in itself the enemy claims are a bunch of lies. In fact, the enemy is facing regular defeats on the battle field. So it has focused on making up empty stories for psychological impact. These cock and bull stories are creation of their deceptive imaginations.

Journalists are eyes of the society. But why they do not bother to investigate and verify reports before publishing them and why they have been raking up the issues constantly for days. There is no private or government reporter in Saravan Kala. The local people have neither seen nor heard about the event, then how the media justify their publishing this fatuous and baseless report.

Recently, it has come to notice that the enemy is resorting to maligning campaign about areas under the control of the Mujahideen. So we urge all journalists to be more cautious and investigative about reports, particularly about malicious reports, before publishing them. They should not take the government‘s painting of events or claims for granted. If they do, their conscience and ethics of the profession will condemn them and will lose credibility in the eyes of the local Afghan people.
Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi
Spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Al-Qa'ida Central's Al-Sahab Media Foundation Releases New Audio Message from its Recently-Killed General Afghanistan Commander, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid

Al-Qa'ida Central's (AQC; Qaeda, Qaida) media outlet, the Al-Sahab (The Clouds) Media Foundation, released a new audio message from its recently-killed general commander in Afghanistan, Mustafa Abu al-Yazid. The group announced his "martyrdom" in a May 31 statement distributed through the Al-Fajr Media Center, a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media and distribution outlet that handles all of the media material from AQC, Al-Qa'ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and Al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). The audio message, which was released as an mp3 (embedded below) and an audio message played with a static background, is entitled مَــنْ جَــهَّـزَ غَـازِيًـا فَـقَـدْ غَـزَا, or roughly, "(He) Who Prepared to be a Traveling Warrior (Ghazi) Has Strived/Aspired".



The Egyptian al-Yazid, who was long AQC's financial manager, was reportedly killed in a United States unmanned drone missile strike along with his wife, three daughters, and a granddaughter in North Waziristan in Pakistan's Pashtun tribal belt. He was also known to be one of AQC's liaisons with the Afghan "Quetta Shura" Taliban headed by Mullah Muhammad 'Umar (Mohammad Omar).

The audio message is embedded below. A transcript is available via my Scribd account HERE.

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Leadership Council of the Afghanistan "Quetta Shura" Taliban Blasts Report from London School of Economics Linking it to Pakistan's ISI


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 "Quetta Shura" blasts an academic study linking the Afghan Taliban to Pakistan's Inter-services Intelligence (ISI) agency.
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Response of the Leadership Council of the Islamic Emirate in
Reaction to the Maligning Report of the London School of Economics

Rajab 02, 1431 A.H, Tuesday, June 15, 2010

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

A Study Team of the London School of Economics has claimed in a report that the intelligence agency of Pakistan has been supporting the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan militarily and logistically. It has claimed that Pakistani intelligence officials practically participate in meetings of the alleged Quetta Council and impose their discretions on members of the Leadership Council.

While considering this report of the London School of Economic as a merely baseless propaganda launched to promote British and American interests, the Islamic Emirate, meanwhile, declares its stand as follows:

1. The military power of the Evil Coalition including American, British and NATO forces have failed to prevent the victorious operations of the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Now they want to utilize their academic and research institutes in the work of the occupation of Afghanistan and for oppression of the Afghan Muslim people. The baseless report of the London School of Economics is a case in point. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan believes, the said report by the so-called research institute is a dictated drama of the political rulers of the West. It is not an investigative report based on facts and reasons, ethically carried out by academic research institute.

2. The current Jihad and resistance against the invaders are being led by the leadership of the Islamic Emirate based inside Afghanistan – obviously with the help and support of the Afghan Mujahid people. The enemy itself admits, the Islamic Emirate has control over 70% of the Afghan soil. The Islamic Emirate does not need to have such councils outside the country in order to continue the current popular resistance.

3. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has always emphasized that the present resistance is completely an home-grown Afghan Islamic resistance against the aggression of the invaders. It is not possible to lead such resistance simply by foreign support instead of the native support of the Afghan masses. Had a foreign support rather than indigenous support , ever played a role in such cases, then the surrogate administration of Karzai has military, espionage, economic and political support of 49 countries, why it has failed to prevent the growing national resistance of the Afghan Mujahid nation despite the support of the foreign invaders that the Administration enjoys?

4. Rulers of the government of Pakistan claim that they are the frontline pioneers of the American ignited war. They have not spared to do whatever was in their capacity to do. Hence, it is not rationale to say that they are supporting the jihad and resistance against the Americans in Afghanistan. Had Pakistan supported the Mujahideen, then manifestations and impact of their support would have categorically become visible.

5. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan openly invites all academic and research institutes, military and intelligence entities of the world including the London School of Economics to come to Afghanistan and behold the ranks of the Islamic Emirate with their own eyes that whether the Afghan gallant people or any foreigner make up the Mujahideen and leaders of the Jihad. Then again, they should check the ranks of the Karzai stooge administration to see whether their leaders are the gallant Afghans or the open enemies of our country and the invaders. After that, they should put, their academic and investigative report conducted on the basis of the ground realities, at the disposal of the public of the world. Had they done so, these academic institutes would have abided by their recognized norms and principles; would have saved their caliber and reputations, and produced useful academic report. At least, it would not have been a fabricated drama, ironically ordered by the arrogant powers.

6. To end, the Islamic Emirate calls on all independent countries of the world, particularly, the neighboring countries to extend their support to the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to put an end to the occupation of the arrogant, so that our oppressed and suffering countrymen can get rid of the occupation of the tyrants and form an independent system.

Leadership Council of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan