Thursday, April 28, 2011

Afghanistan Taliban Statement Regarding the 19th Anniversary over the Victory over the Soviet Union


*Below is a statement, unedited, from the Afghanistan Taliban.
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Statement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Regarding the 19th Anniversary of the Victory of Mujahideen in Afghanistan.

April 28, 2011

19 years ago, on 28 April (8 Saur, 1371 Hijri solar year), the Jihadic resistance of the people of Afghanistan culminated into victory versus the Red Army and their internal (Afghan) puppets. This was not an easy success. Almost 1.5 million Afghans had sacrificed their lives

to reach this great day of realization of hopes and aspirations, by forcing the dreadful Red Army of the former Soviet Union to flee the country—an Army which even the Westerners had acknowledged as being undefeatable. Unfortunately, some well-known leaders of the Jihadic resistance could not safeguard the fruit of the resistance which was, in fact, a historical pride for the Ummah as a whole. They acquiesced in embracing the internal ideological enemies in their ranks against whom they themselves had been fighting for more than a decade. Contrarily, they were not ready to tolerate unity and fraternity with their brothers-in-arm. The obsession of power grabbing frustrated the caravan of aspirations of the people which, though, by then, had approached its destinations.

Ultimately, the splendid victory of the Mujahid people evolved into a tragedy. Some opportunist armed men turned to violating the lives, property and honor of the people, cashing in on the factional fighting. The path of establishment of Islamic regime took up the form of a battle for power. Even the clandestine enemies of Islam were predicting that, as a result of the factional fighting, the Afghan people will be disappointed and oppressed to the point that, in future, they will welcome any non-Islamic regime with open arms.

At this time, some sons of this proud soil gathered under the banner of the Taliban Islamic Movement to bring the great aspiration of the establishment of Islamic regime to its destination—an aspiration that both Mujahideen and the Afghan people had offered 1.5 million martyrs for its sake. In fact, at that critical phase, the Taliban Islamic Movement played the role of (real) heirs of the spiritual legacy of Mujahideen. They implemented the aspirations of Mujahideen in 95% land of the country. However, the internal and external enemies of Islam and the country could not tolerate the regime.

Today, the true sons of this land offer their lives for the protection and success of the same goal. But the world of infidelity under the leadership of America wants to impede the realization of the said goal by dent of force. It is not possible now. The Afghan Mujahid people have thrown down the gauntlet by assembling under a sole leadership. When drops of rains become flood, mountains are not able to prevent them from carving their way forward.

We would like to say, no difference between a Talib and a Mujahid. The Mujahid and the Talib of yesterday who were fighting against the Red Army of the Soviet Union or fighting against America today, are, in fact, brothers-in-arm and share common goal.

At this final phase of victory, all Afghans who follow the Truth and love God, any ethnicity they may belong to, should join hands with each other for the sake of brining about Islamic regime. They should strictly avoid those blunders and flaws that take us away from our prideful goal. Protection of a revolution is as important as its precious winning.

The enemy has lost its morale and strength. Only need for a country-wide uprising. The day is not far off when the (current) invaders, like their predecessor of the 27th April (7th Saur), will be forced to leave our land with humiliation and debasement.

-- (Forward towards) independence of the country and an early establishment of the Islamic regime.

--Away with invaders and their puppet and shame on them.

--Pride and f victory to the sacrificing warriors of the way of Truth.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Afghanistan Taliban Statement: "Humiliating Efforts on the Part of the Master & Slave"


*Below is a statement, unedited, from the Afghanistan Taliban.
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Humiliating Efforts on the part of the Master and the Slave

April 27, 2011

Last week, during a press conference, the Head of the Kabul Puppet Administration, Karzai, said that he would hand over the task of endorsement of a strategic partnership agreement with America, to a grand assembly (Loya Jirga) to be convened within the next two months. It is not clear what will be the content of the agreement which

is going to be signed between America and the stooge administration but it can be drawn from the assertions being made by the officials of the Kabul Puppet Regime that establishment of the permanent bases is among the main objectives of the document. It is also clear from the recent remarks of Karzai that America and the Kabul Puppet Administration have reached key understanding as regards this wicked document—an agreement which contravene the religious and national valor of the Afghan Muslim and heroic people.

In order to give the document a legal and misleading clout, though ostensibly, both the master and the salve are engaged in efforts to throw dust into the eyes of the Afghans and trample down on national and Afghan values and utilize them for the interests of America. As far as the decisive determination and posturing of the Afghan masses are concerned, they are not ready to accept establishment of the bases whatsoever. Contrarily, the Afghans of all ethnicities whether they are hailing from the south, north, east or west of the country, all are ready and fused into one at the current spring to bring down both the American invaders, their allies and puppets to knees. They are intending to clear the Afghan pure soil from the traces of the invaders and believe, the invaders and their puppets will be routed by the end of the current year. ( if God willing).

The victorious Jihadic operations, carried out in all parts of the country in the current month of the solar year which resulted in the murder and injury of at least two hundred foreign invaders and destruction of a dozens of military vehicles, tanks and ranger pick-ups and the assassination of some notorious Afghan commanders being ardent loyal of the Americans and considered as their key slaves, as result of martyrdom seeking attacks, are clear indications of the strong determination of the Afghan people. They are harbingers of imminent triumphs and victories in the current year.

We call on all pseudo-Afghan figures which may be invited by the Americans to participate in the phony Jirga to endorse the agreement of the permanent bases—those who will be used as a apparent clout-- that they should ponder over this issue in the mirror of their Afghan conscience, that even for a day, compromise on the presence of Americans in Afghanistan is tantamount to slaughtering the national independence and religious values. They should reject participation in the American-led Jirgah and arbitration. Thus they will oppose the American plot with an Afghan characteristic of bravery, a plot which will certainly bring in constant tragedies and shameful consequences for the Afghan people. By doing so, they will fulfill their historical, Islamic and national obligation. Otherwise, they will bear a black stigma on their faces before the Afghan people, history and religious injunctions and will never be able to efface it.

Afghanistan Taliban Statement about 33rd Anniversary of the 1979 Coup


*Below is a statement, unedited, from the Afghanistan Taliban.
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Statement of Condemnation by the Islamic Emirate Regarding the Thirty-third Anniversary of the Sour Coup Det’ate

April 27, 2011

33 years ago, on 27 April 1979(Saur 7, 1357 Hijri solar year), members of the Khalq and Parcham communist parties staged a coup de’tat against the ruling Afghan regime in Afghanistan. This day has gone down as a black day in the recent history of Afghanistan, as a fountain of the 33-years long constant tragedy of the beloved country.

Infiltrating into the educational and governmental departments with the help of the former Soviet Union in a timeframe of a few decades, the Afghan communists took advantage of the incompetence and insouciance of the then regime. They grabbed political power through staging a bloody coup de’tat. The communist coup de’tat was a preliminary part of a comprehensive plan of the Soviet ruler Brezhnev who wanted to extend his tentacles of expansion to South Asia; to reach the Warm Waters of the Indian Ocean and to tighten the pre-planned siege against China, his arch rival.

On the basis of this partnership, the Afghan communists were toeing the line at the behest of the Soviet Union. They put forward the idea of bringing about a complete change in the Afghan God-fearing society. Later, they paved the way for the invasion by the Soviet forces and their occupation of Afghanistan.

If we compare the present American mission of Afghanistan’s occupation with that of the Soviet Union, we can conclude that the colonialist plan of the Soviet Union was stronger that that of America. The Soviet Union enjoyed support of a great number of ideological and motivated stooges. They were wielding deep political, economic and cultural bonds and influence besides having a long common border with Afghanistan. But the communist system and values contravened the belief of the Afghan people. So, the people took to armed Jihad which led to not only humiliating the communist perpetrators of the Sour Coup De’tat but disintegrating the Soviet Union. It crumbled on its very edifice.

We believe, the exemplary fate of the perpetrators of the Sour Coup De’tat and the Soviet communism can be sufficient for the present invaders and their surrogates to take a lesson as their roots are comparably weaker and the situation is tenser for them. Similarly, as the communist phenomenon was an impracticable replica for the country and the people, in the same vein, Western democracy has been facing typical problems.

The foreign exporters of the Western democracy and their Afghan stooges should know that they will meet the same fate as that of the so-called revolutionaries of the Saur Coup de’tat. They should take advantage of the ( present) opportunity so that they will have a secure future and the Afghan people will come out of the current crisis.

To end, the Islamic Emirate believes, the Saur Coup de’tat was a wicked event and unforgivable crime in the history of Afghanistan and hopes that may the perpetrators (of the Saur crime) remain ashamed in this world and in the world to come.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My New Piece at Al-Wasat: "Jihad on Twitter"

I have a new post today at the academic and policy collaborative blog Al-Wasat, founded by two colleagues, Andrew Lebovich, a program associate at The New America Foundation, and Aaron Y. Zelin, a research assistant in the Department of Politics at Brandeis University.

The post is entitled, "Jihad on Twitter: Transnational Jihadi-Takfiri Media Outlet Sets-up Twitter Account." It analyzes the recent setting up of a Twitter account by Nukhba al-'Ilam al-Jihadi (Jihadi Media Elite), a prominent yet shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media outlet that primarily publishes transcripts of Arabic-language militant material online.
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"Jihadi Media Elite (Nukhba al-’Ilam al-Jihadi; JME), a shadowy transnational jihadi-takfiri media outlet, has started a web site and a Twitter account, which they have recently begun to advertise in threads of its materials posted to militant Internet discussion forums. The JME specializes in producing Arabic transcripts of media releases from Al-Qa’ida Central (AQC), Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), Al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), and other affiliated and allied organizations. It also occasionally publishes its own material. The JME joins the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Afghan Taliban) in setting up a Twitter account as well as a number of other independent “fans” and supporters of the jihadi-takfiri trend.

The JME’s Twitter account, “Al_nukhba,” was initiated on March 31 with the following message:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم … وبه نستعين … وعلى بركة الله نبدأ المسير

(Approximately: “In the name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful: May He guide us to the correct path and with God’s blessing we begin…”)"

Read the rest HERE.

English Translations of Al-Qa'ida Central Deputy Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri's "A Message of Hope & Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt": Parts 4 & 5

Al-Qa'ida Central (AQC) deputy leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, "Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt: Part 4." NON-militant URLs below:
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http://www.zshare.net/download/89143854a42ca328/

http://www.2shared.com/file/dXF93XSD/eng4.html

http://www.easy-share.com/1914781350/eng4.rar

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Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, "A Message of Hope and Glad Tidings to Our People in Egypt: Part 5," English transcript. NON-militant URLs below:

http://www.4shared.com/document/uorskZkQ/Al-Jawahiri5_9.html

http://www.4shared.com/document/Yws0KtJW/Al-Jawahiri5_4.html

http://ia600603.us.archive.org/19/items/Al-qaidaInTheIslamicMaghreb/Al-Jawahiri5.pdf

http://www.4shared.com/document/Hys9WJLZ/Al-Jawahiri5.html

Three Afghanistan Taliban Statements on Massive Weekend Jail-break from Qandahar


*Below are several statements from the Afghanistan Taliban about this past weekend's massive jail-break in Qandahar (Kandahar).

(1) Statement from the leadership council (majlis-i shura)

(2) Detailed report from senior spokesman Qari Yusuf Ahmadi

(3) Statement about how "faith" defeated technology in the prison break

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Statement of the Council of the Leadership, Islamic Emirate , Regarding the Kandahar Jailbreak

April 26, 2011

Last night (25.4.2011), the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate managed to get 541 Mujahideen inmates in Kandahar City Jail freed thanks to the blessing and help of the Almighty Allah (SwT) and as a result of successful tactical operations. We congratulate the Mujahid people of Afghanistan, the Mujahideen of the current Jihad, the families of the prisoners and, in short, all the Islamic Ummah over this great victory.

It is worth mentioning to say that the enemy had greatly focused on the security of the jail following two successful operations against the Kandahar jail. They had erected checkpoints around the premises of the prison, being manned both by foreign and internal hireling soldiers. Also, had dug ditches; built solid cement walls; installed security cameras and other instruments of surveillance. But notwithstanding that, the Mujahideen of the path of the Truth, once again proved their tactical ascendancy over the great military colonialist power of the world and its internal surrogates that have been trained and brought up in the West. Thus, the Mujahideen disproved the futile claims of general Petraeus -- the most lauded and praised general of America-- who was claiming that they had wiped the strength of Taliban in Kandahar and had had tangible military gains. Truly speaking, falsehood may be accompanied by fanfare and display but is ever devoid of any essence.

The jailbreak of Kandahar prison showed that America and her allies only live on the back of stints and futile propaganda drive. However, baseless hypes bring in humiliating consequences. The beloved countrymen are witness to the fact that the initiatives and enterprise have constantly remained in the hands of Mujahideen all over the country. In addition to this, the recent successful operations by Mujahideen in other provinces have exposed the deceiving demeanor of David Petraeous-- the top general of American forces-- to the American and the world’s public, that they have had spectacular military gains in Afghanistan. It is grotesque that one day before the breaking of the Kandahar jail. a Pentagon top brass said that they would drive Taliban out of Afghanistan in 2011 and would keep them at bay all over the country. We only would like to tell these well-known liars of Pentagon that do your failed operations in Marjah and Kandahar and the retreats of the American troops from the Korangal and Pech valleys mean obliteration of Taliban or they are indications of your defeat? Whose success is the infiltration of Mujahideen into the ministry of defense of the Stooge Administration right to the very office of the defense minister? Whose triumph is the incidences of killings at the hands of those policemen who are on your payroll?

Ironically, you have now only turned to lies and bombardment of miserable Afghan civilians; destruction of plantations and orchards and filling of prisons with oppressed Afghans. Where are your those standards of human rights and where is your democracy?

The strength and morale of Mujahideen have been boosting and the Afghan masses are standing behind them. The enemy will surely face more military and political defeats. The global invaders and their internal hirelings should put an end to their politics of obstinacy and leave the country of the Afghans to the Afghans themselves. Similarly, the public of the West whose government are participants in the occupation of Afghanistan, should simultaneously re-assess the current developments in Afghanistan; re-evaluate the military situation in the country and prevent their governments from prolonging this worthless and losing war.

In short, the recent operations in Kandhar were successful like all other operations in Kandahar city. May Allah, the Almighty (SwT) bestow blessing and reward on those Mujahideen who worked hard in the past few months to bring to success this plan. May Allah, the Almighty, ensure the realization of a real Islamic system in the country by conferring (on us) self-same favors.

Leadership Council

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

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Kandahar prison break, 541 prisoners freed (detailed report)

April 25, 2011

KANDAHAR, Apr. 25 – Last night (Apr. 25), Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate, with the help of Allah SWT, managed to break into Kandahar prison and free 541 prisoner Mujahideen which included 106 commanders.Kandahar prison is considered as one of the largest and most secure prisons in the country. Two of its most important subdivisions are for criminal and political prisoners. All 541 Mujahideen were kept in the political branch, from where they were freed once again by Mujahideen in Kandahar through the leadership of Islamic Emirate.

As per plan, Mujahideen started digging a 360 meter tunnel to the prison from the south side, which was completed after a 5 month period, bypassing enemy check posts and Kandahar-Herat main highway leading directly to the political prison.

The tunnel reached its target last night, from where the prisoner Mujahideen were led away through the escape route by 3 previously informed inmates in a period of four and a half hours, starting from 11:00 pm last night and ending at 3:30 am this morning. Mujahideen later on sent vehicles to the inmates who were led away to secure destinations.

The most astonishing thing throughout the operation, as reported by Mujahideen informants was that all the enemy forces inside the prison, which includes foreign invaders, did not notice the results of the operation even 4 hours later and hence has not released any statements. Mujahideen had also placed a Martyrdom seeking group near the prison, whose need did not arise due to the inaction shown by the enemy.

It is also worth mentioning that the enemy forces, despite placing security cameras in and around the prison, have still not been able to figure out the details of this operation.

Qari Yousuf Ahmadi

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Kandahar prison broken once again; the mystifying battle between faith and technology!!

April 25, 2011

The victorious and history producing soldiers of Allah under the leadership of Islamic Emirate have once again broken Kandahar prison, freeing more than 500 imprisoned Mujahideen which include tens of commanders, group leaders and high ranking officials and once again showed the triumph of the forces of mercy and faith over the technology plagued forces of Satan.

Mujahideen had started working on a 360 meter-long underground tunnel with great professionalism, dedication and secrecy, during which they bypassed highly secure check posts and Kandahar-Herat main highway before directly reaching their target, the prison’s political wing in a 5 month period, according to the latest information provided by the Mujahideen in Kandahar.

As planned earlier, the freeing of prisoners through the tunnel began at 11:00 pm last night when 3 previously informed inmates walked into each cell, woke up the Mujahideen and guided them to the tunnel, the process of which finished at around 03:30 am this morning when all the prisoners came out of the tunnel where they were escorted to secure destinations by vehicles.

Kandahar prison was previously broken into by Martyrdom seeking Mujahideen in the month of June 2008, breaking down its security barriers and killing dozens of security guards using an explosive-laden vehicle and heavy arms before freeing all its inmates. After this incident, the security personnel in Kabul’s stooge regime, in a failed attempt upgraded its security parameters by surrounding the prison with belts of security check posts, cameras and mobile patrol groups. The American’s and their hirelings never thought that the brave and daring Mujahideen would ever be able to free their comrades again, especially without any of the security personnel ever noticing or causing harm to any of the 500 prisoners who escaped through the tunnel. This is a sign of the help from the Almighty Allah, which no mind or technology can comprehend and this is considered as nothing more than the strike of the superiority of faith over material means.

This recent operation comes at a time when the echoes from the blow on the Ministry of Defense in Kabul are still ringing in the ears of the puppets in Kabul and their foreign masters while the theatrical drama of the blame game goes on between the two sides. The senate of Kabul regime wants the removal of the minister of defense (Raheem Wardag) from his office in connection with the incident while the high council and others go even further by proposing the changing and scrambling of all officials in security posts. But these people do not realize that they shall be witnesses to even more such Jihadic operations, which shall be even more dazzling and impressive than the previous, the blame of which shall not only force the defense minister to resign but also the “esteemed” head in Kabul! And the American commander supported by state of the art weapons, technology and overflowing dollars, who deceitfully boasts about securing Kandahar, should also ready himself for resignation and admit to his failures and defeat against the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Arab Commander Mohannad Killed in Chechnya

KavKaz Center, a media outlet long affiliated with the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), has confirmed the killing of an Arab commander, Mohannad, in Chechnya by Russian security forces. Mohannad was at the center of a "fitna" (sever discord) among the IEC that resulted in a number of Chechen commanders leaving the IEC after criticizing its leader, Dokku Umarov. Mohannad and these commanders were severely criticized by the IEC and its allies abroad including Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, arguably the most influential living jihadi-Salafi scholar, and Abu Basir al-Tartusi, a Syrian jihadi-takfiri Salafi shaykh living in Britain.

Despite claims that individuals such as Mohannad are "Al-Qaeda Central (AQC) members",the available evidence is contested, at best.

Mohannad (second from right) with the IEC's amir al-'umara (senior leader) Dokku Umarov (left) and commander Aslambek (between them) in happier times in 2007.
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Information about martyrdom of Arab volunteer Mohannad confirmed

Publication time: 22 April 2011, 14:44

A confirmation about the martyrdom of an Arab volunteer Mohannad has been received from Chechnya. Meanwhile, information about the place of the battle is still contradicting.

It is to be recalled that yesterday late at night the occupation sources declared that Mohannad martyred east of Serzhen-Yurt village during a battle between Russian invaders against a group of the Mujahideen.

Earlier, the ringleader of Chechen minion Kadyrov made a statement about the martyrdom of Mohannad, who declared that the Arab volunteer has been identified by people who knew him personally.

It was also reported that a native of Ingushetia martyred along with Mohannad the in battle.

Initially the puppet sources said that a shootout took place in the village of Serzhen-Yurt, which borders the village of Avtury, during which they killed 2 Mujahideen.

The KC sources in Chechnya reported that there was not any gunfire in the village of Avtury on Thursday. It was only reported about 3 armored trucks with armed invaders driving through the village towards the woods.

According to the latest data, the battle took place near the village of Nikihat. Accurate data on the number of Mujahideen who took part in the combat there is not available.

Meanwhile, the ringleader of Chechen minions Kadyrov said that according to Russian secret services "Mohhanad was a former military pilot of one of the Middle Eastern countries" and supposedly "studied in the US".

The Russian stooge hopes that the martyrdom Mohhanad will strike a severe blow to the Mujahideen.

It is to be recalled that before arriving in Chechnya Mohannad participated in the jihad in Bosnia, Kosovo, the Philippines and Afghanistan. He arrived in Chechnya in 1999, fought under the command of Emir Khattab, Abu Walid then and Abu-Havs. In recent years, he participated in battles mainly in eastern Ichkeria (Province Nokhchicho), operating in the units of the Eastern Front. He was the Deputy Military Emir for some time.

In autumn 2010, in connection with a well-known discord on the withdrawal of three Chechen commanders, headed by Mohannad, out of subornation to Emir of Caucasus Emirate, Emir Dokku Abu Usman disgraced Mohannad to a private and dismissed him, the fronts were disbanded and structurally reorganized.

Department of Monitoring

Kavkaz Center
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Afghanistan Taliban Spokesman Announces Killing of Qandahar Police Chief in Kamikaze Attack

*Below is a statement from the Afghanistan Taliban about a kamikaze (suicide) attack that killed the police chief in Qandahar (Kandahar), a city in the Pashtun heartland.

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Breaking news: Kandahar police chief killed in Martyrdom attack

April 15, 2011

Qari Yousuf Ahmadi

KANDAHAR, Apr. 15 – Reports arriving from Kandahar city say that Khan Muhammad, the provincial police chief was standing in the front gate of the police headquarters along with several of his personnel when a Mujahid of Islamic Emirate (Abdullah)

carried out a martyrdom attack on them. It is said that the police chief was killed in the blast along with 12 of his body guards and high ranking police officials also killed and wounded.

Khan Muhammad was a resident of Arghandab district who was appointed as the provincial police chief in September 2010. The aforementioned person was a well-known gunman even at the time when Taliban’s Islamic Movement was in power and was later on removed from all posts by the Americans after using him for their goals. Khan Muhammad once again decided to help the American invaders in the later years by accepting the position of provincial police chief and promised to clear Kandahar city from the presence of Mujahideen after the invading forces came under extreme pressure from Mujahideen strikes and were unable to bring the province under their control after repeated operations.

The head of Mujahideen operations in Kandahar city (Haji Ahmad Saeed), in an interview with Alemarah had personally asked Khan Muhammad to stop helping the invaders and sit back in his home or else he would become Mujahideen’s top priority. After this warning, Khan Muhammad was targeted 3 times but managed to survive each time however was killed in today’s detailed plan.

Islamic Emirate once again invites all those working for the defeated invaders under the names of local police or other armed groups to lay down their weapons so not to become Mujahideen targets and warns, if they continue with their actions then their fate will be that of Khan Muhammad, God willing.

Interview with Afghanistan Taliban Military Commander in Jowzjan Province in Northern Afghanistan

*Below is an interview with an Afghanistan Taliban military commander in Jowzjan Province in northern Afghanistan.

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Interview With The Jihadist Official For Jowzjan Province, Qari Muhammad Isma’il al-Sirajji

April 15, 2011

Qari Muhammad Isma’il al-Sirajji has for a number of years led the Mujahideen in Jowzjan province in northern Afghanistan. He belongs to the Turkoman tribe and was born 45 years ago in the Aqcha district of Jowzjan province in a family known for its love of

Deen and Jihad.

He memorized the Book of Allah Almighty in his youth, then continued his Shari’ah studies later.

During the days of the rule of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, he held a number of important, military positions. After the American attack on Afghanistan, he was among the first to revive the Jihad and resistance against the aggressor Crusaders.

In the beginning, he undertook secret operations in the Aqcha district, then he expanded the scope of his operations. Finally, he was appointed by the Islamic Emirate to be the general official for Jihad affairs in Jowzjan province. Al-Somood has conducted an interview with him concerning the Jihadist situation in this province. We invite you to read it.

Question: To start, we would like for you to provide our readers with brief information about Jowzjan province.

Qari Muhammad Isma’il: Praise be to Allah alone. Prayers and peace upon the Seal of the Prophets.

Thereafter:

First of all, I wish to thank you for you giving us this opportunity to share through the pages of your magazine our situation and our concern with our Faithful people and Muslims throughout the Islamic world. May Allah accept from you your good services.

To answer your question, Jowzjan province is a small province in the north of Afghanistan bordered by the Mazar-i-Sharif, Faryab and Sar-e-Pul. It is also adjacent to the Republic of Turkmenistan to the north.

The people of this province speak Uzbek, Pashtu and Farsi . It is, like other provinces, known in history as a center of knowledge and culture. This province is composed of eight districts with a population of half a million people.

Question: You mentioned that this province has eight districts. Do you have units in all districts of the province?

Qari Muhammad Isma’il: Our formations have not expanded to all districts of the province, but they have covered most of its areas. Its Jihadist capabilities now extend to five districts almost entirely with the exception of their district centers: Darzab, Qush Tepah, Khawajah Du Koh, Aqcha.

As for the other three districts, the Mujahideen there conduct a type of guerrilla warfare there and have great influence in the region and enjoy popular support by their side. For example, the districts situated 25km south of the province center of Shebergan like Jarqadaq, from Qush Tepah to Darzab, all of them fall under the control of the Mujahideen.

It is not possible for the enemy to enter these areas unless accompanied by a large escort of tanks and air support.

These areas are considered as permanently secure areas for the Mujahideen and the enemy has not been able to take control of them despite repeated operations.

Question: The local press recently reported talk of government attempts to regain this area. The lackey government has acknowledged Mujahideen control over this area. What were the results of those operations?

Qari Muhammad Isma’il: Those fronts which include the areas of Darzab, Qush Tepah and other mountain areas are located between the province center Shebergan and between the provinces of Sar-e-Pol and Faryab.

To its north are the central fronts of Jowzjan province. In its southwest is the Bilchiragh district of Faryab province. In the southeast is the Sayyad district of Sar-e-Pol province and these last two are under the control of the Mujahideen.

Thus these areas comprise a vast common area for the Mujahideen in these three northern provinces, from where they launch operations against the enemy.

In view of the strategic importance of this region, a month and half ago the enemy launched its attack on the area from Shebergan, Sar-e-Pul and Faryab. The goal of the attack was to clear the region of the Mujahideen or weaken their forces there. The Crusader enemy as well as the lackey army directed huge forces there of tanks and aircraft. Nonetheless, through the grace of Allah, they encountered a shocking defeat and fled from the region after sustaining huge losses.

The reason for the enemy’s defeat, after Allah’s support for the Mujahideen, was the solidarity of the people with the Mujahideen and the presence of a joint combat front for the Mujahideen in these three northern provinces. Beyond that, the area is remote and very large. The enemy was therefore unable to overcome the Mujahideen there.

During this operation, the enemy had created an air base in the al-Arab village in Qush Tepah district. A few days after the end of this large operation, the Mujahideen conducted attacks against it, burning an enemy “Ranger” troop transport and killing a number of soldiers on board. The result of this was that the enemy withdrew from the region and it reverted to Mujahideen control.

Question: Could you briefly mention to us the latest operations you have conducted in Jowzjan?

Qari Muhammad Isma’il: Thus far there have not been many operations conducted, because the operational season just began anew. The season and the weather conditions were not favorable for Mujahideen because of the snow and extreme cold. Nonetheless, the Mujahideen have recently conducted some operations. On one day the Mujahideen blew up two enemy transports using land mines in the area between Jarqadaq and Qush Tepah.

Likewise the Mujahideen attacked the district center of Jarqadaq, burned the district headquarters and inflicted losses on the soldiers. Moreover, I mentioned to you the large operation in which the enemy attacked our area a month and a half ago. During it, the Mujahideen destroyed enemy tanks and infantry with landmines planted on the roads. Perhaps you read about it on the al-Emarah website.

Also, the Mujahideen two days ago blew up a Ranger transport belonging to enemy security forces in the Darzab district. There are also other incidents which I cannot readily recall at this time.

Question: There are some questions which enemy rumors have planted in the minds of some people about the reality of the Jihad, to the effect that the fighting in Afghanistan is due to ethno-linguistic struggles rather than a religious obligation and national responsibility which every Muslim citizen must perform. You have assumed responsibility for a province in which there lives a mix of different ethnic groups, composed of a population that is 40% Uzbek, 28% Turkoman and 18% Pushtun and the rest are either Arab or Tajik and others. So what is your assessment of the participation in Jihad by the different ethnic groups indigenous to this province? What is your response to the claims of the enemy being disseminated by the media with the intention of the dividing our Faithful people?

Qari Muhammad Isma’il: This is a good question. I believe that our Jihad movement has sprung from the depths of our Faithful people and I have witnessed this in the different Afghan provinces. This represents the solidarity of our Faithful people in the matter of national unity towards a religious obligation. As for the number of Mujahideen, this is based on the majority living in any given area. In those areas with a Pushtun majority, there are a large number of Pushtun Mujahideen. In those areas with an Uzbek or Turkoman majority, there are a large number of Uzbek or Turkoman Mujahideen, and so forth.

For example, Jowzjan province has an Uzbek and Turkoman majority. I am a Turkoman and my deputy, brother Mullah Shamsullah, is an Uzbek. The officials for Qush Tepah and Darzab are also Uzbeks. The number of Pushtuns in this province are few, so naturally the number of Pushtun (Mujahideen) is also few. They have only one group in Qush Tepah.

This, however, does not imply the Mujahideen are divided by national or ethnic groups. We are all brothers in Allah. We live together and cooperate as affectionate brothers protected by Allah Almighty. Our grasp of the meaning of brotherhood in Islam prevents the Mujahideen from being motivated by ethnic chauvinism or affected by the toxic rumors of the enemy.

Question: There has been a big problem for some time against the Jihad and the Mujahideen in Jowzjan province with the former Communist General Dostum and his militias. How do you assess the situation now? Is it a situation that may constitute an obstacle to the Mujahideen?

Qari Muhammad Isma’il: General Dostum had influence and importance in the past. But his influence, both in the time of the Russians and in the time of the Americans, was dependent upon the enemy force. He had no acceptance among the people. Because of the vicious crimes committed by him, and by his leaders and his militias and because of his acceptance of servitude to the aggressor Americans , he lost his influence among the people and has been transformed into a hated person, loathed by the Faithful people in this province and its districts. This, however, does not mean that he does have supporters from among those like him in Shebergan.

He has no supporters in the provinces. Evidence of this is the fact that his birthplace of Khawajah Du Koh is among the areas where the Mujahideen have a presence, and the residents stand with them. As for (Dostum), he can’t even imagine to go there.

One of the most important commanders was this Communist general Haja Nakur, who was recently appointed by the lackey government as the official in charge of the new militia units in this province. The Mujahideen killed him and cleansed the area of his filth.

He has some other leaders there like Zahir Badashah, Naseem and Faqeer, but they live as refugees in the Shebergan and they cannot go to their (appointed) areas.

The people of Jowzjan have become familiar with those traitors and they understand who are sincere and who are the liars, the lackeys and the ones who have sold their conscience for money.

Therefore they are not deceived now by the lies of the atheists and murderers of Dostum and his like. The proof that the general public is aware of those traitors is that the regions of Darzab and Kohistan and neighboring districts did not submit to the Islamic Emirate in the days of its rule, and the Mujahideen of the Emirate could not cleanse those regions from the control of Dostum, because the people were deceived by the lies of Dostum and his swindlers. But now they understand the truth of those traitors and criminals and they stand with the Mujahideen to aid and support them. They realize that in the past they had been duped by the false claims of Dostum’s group.

As for now, the infidels have attacked Afghanistan and the calamity has occurred. This has distinguished to them the ranks of the sincere Mujahideen from the thieves and criminals.

Question: To conclude this interview, what is your message to the readers of al-Somood magazine?

Qari Muhammad Isma’il: My message to them is to exert all that is in their capability in the cause of Allah Almighty to defend the Deen of Allah Almighty and elevate His Word. My message to the residents of northern Afghanistan is to continue their support for the Mujahideen like the residents of the rest of Afghanistan’s provinces, especially in this period during which the enemy has reached his weakest condition.

They should not be deceived by the rumors of the enemy which aims at dividing the Word of the Muslims. The day on which the Americans will be defeated is approaching, Allah Almighty willing. Their fate will be no different from that of the Russians who were defeated before them.

Al-Somood: We thank you for making it possible for us to meet with you. We beseech Allah Almighty to accept from you all your Jihadist services in His cause.

Qari Muhammad Isma’il: We also thank you. We beseech Allah Almighty to keep you in His care. Asalaamu alaikum warahamutullah wabarakatuh.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Islamic State of Iraq Claims Tuesday's Deadly Attack & Hostage-taking at Iraqi Government Compound in Tikrit

"The fate of apostates," using a screen grab from a video produced by the Islamic State of Iraq showing the execution of Iraqi soldiers.

The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), an umbrella organization for Al-Qa'ida in the Land of the Two Rivers/Iraq (AQI) and a number of small jihadi-takfiri insurgent groups, released a statement yesterday claiming a brazen and bloody attack and hostage-taking at an Iraqi government office in the city of Tikrit, the late Saddam Husayn's hometown, on Tuesday (March 29). The attack resulted in the deaths of 58 people, most of whom were either killed in a car bombing or executed by the five ISI fighters who carried out the attack, all of whom were also eventually killed.

In its statement the ISI says that the attack was in revenge for crimes committed by the Shi'i-dominated Iraqi central government, which is calls the "government of the Rafidah," using a derogatory term utilized by some Sunnis for Shi'is (it literally means "one who rejects.") As in all jihadi-takfiri statements from the ISI or other groups, Shi'is are referred to not as "Shi'is" or "the Shi'a" but as "Rafidah" and Safavids (after the Turkic dynasty that ruled much of what is now modern day Iran in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.) The attackers are dubbed the "lions of Islam" who "vowed to deliver a message in blood" against the "Rafidah." They came from the "security units" of the ISI's "ministry of war" in Saladin (Salahuddin) Province, where Tikrit is located.

The statement describes how the attack was carried out. First, access to the government compound was gained by using a car bomb and a kamikaze (suicide) attacker using a bomb belt. His fellows then stormed the building and took hostages. The ISI members used automatic weapons, grenades, and other weapons in the ensuing standoff with Iraqi military and security forces, aided by U.S. military units, until they were all killed. The ISI members executed dozens of government workers it had taken hostage. The statement says that among the hostages were government security officials and their aides, who were responsible for ordering torture of Sunni prisoners, and criminals belonging to the "hypocritical Awakening" Sunni tribal militias.

The ISI statement claims that three successive attempts by Iraqi government and U.S. military forces to enter the compound were beaten off. Even after running out of ammunition, the ISI members continued to fight, according to the statement. All were eventually killed. The U.S. military has confirmed that its forces responded to the attack and some of its soldiers were "lightly wounded."

The Tikrit operation, which is called a "blessed expedition" in the statement, is further proof that ISI/AQI is far from dead and remains a potent force inside Iraq. Although its ability to overthrow the Iraqi government has waned since AQI's heyday in 2004-2007, the organization still has the deadly ability to destabilize regions where it operates, particularly north of Baghdad.
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

//// بيانٌ عن غزوة تكريت المباركة ////

يقول تعالى: { قَدْ مَكَرَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ فَأَتَى اللَّهُ بُنْيَانَهُمْ مِنَ الْقَوَاعِدِ فَخَرَّ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّقْفُ مِنْ فَوْقِهِمْ وَأَتَاهُمُ الْعَذَابُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَشْعُرُونَ}[النحل: 26]. الحمد لله ربّ العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على نبينا محمد، وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين.. وبعد:

فاستمراراً لسلسلة غزوات التّحدّي المُباركة، وردّاً على الجرائم التي ارتكبت في سجن تسفيرات تكريت بحقّ الأسرى المُستضعفين من أهل السّنة فيها على أيدي مجرمي الأجهزة الأمنيّة لهذه المحافظة، والذي تمّ بعلمٍ وإشرافٍ وغطاءٍ من محافظها وأعضاء مجلسها، وجّهت وزارة الحرب بدولة العراق الإسلاميّة المفارز الأمنيّة في ولاية صلاح الدّين بتوجيه ضربة مناسبة تُعيد لهؤلاء بعض رُشدهم، وتدفعُ عن المُسلمين المُستضعفين غيّهم..

فكان الهدف المُنتخب مجمع الشّر وقلب النّظام الأمني في مركز المحافظة، والذي صار مخلباً متقدّماً للحكومة الرافضيّة في البطش بالمُسلمين وحرب المُجاهدين، ممهّداً للزّحف الصّفوي على هذه الولاية السّنية العزيزة، بتواطؤٍ واتفاقٍ مع حكومة المنطقة الخضراء وعملاءهم خونة الدّين، عبيد الدّرهم والدّينار المحسوبين على أهل السّنة..

وبعد اختيار الهدف نذرَ خمسةٌ من أولياء الله وأسد الإسلام أنفسهم لإيصال هذه الرّسالة التي خُطّت بالدّم، فتبايعوا على الموت وانقطعوا عن الدّنيا يعدّون أنفسهم ويتضرّعون إلى الله أن يوفّقهم في الثأر لإخوانهم، ونحسبهم صدقوا الله فصدقهم وسدّد رميهم...

وبدأت العمليّة باقتحام مجمّع الخسّة والدّياثة من قبل الإخوة في سيّارة مفخّخة رُكنت مدخل المجمّع، وما أن نزل الأسود حتى انغمس أوّلهم في جمعٍ من الضّباط وعناصر الحماية الذين تجمهروا مستَنفَرين في هذا اليوم مفجّراً حزامه الناسف فيهم، مضحّياً بنفسه رخيصة في سبيل الله، وليفتح الطّريق لإخوته الذين استغلّوا ذهول عناصر الحماية والرّعب الذي خلع قلوبهم، فاخترقوا الأطواق الأمنيّة مشتبكين مع الحرس بالأسلحة الخفيفة والرمّانات اليدويّة حتى يسّر الله لهم دخول المبنى الرئيسي، ولتبدأ ملحمةٌ جديدة سطّرها جنود الدّولة الإسلاميّة...

فما أن تجمّعت مفارز الجيش والشرطة وعناصر الحماية القريبة من المدخل الرئيسي حتى انفجرت السّيارة المفخّخة التي أدّت مع الحزام الناسف والاشتباك الأوّلي لهلاك العشرات من القوات الأمنيّة المكلّفة بحماية المجمّع، قام اللّيوث بعدها بالسّيطرة على المقر وتأمين منافذه بالكامل، واحتجاز من كان فيه من أعضاء المجلس ومعاونيهم وقيادات الأجهزة الأمنيّة ومجرمي صحوات النّفاق الذين اجتمعوا لحرب دين الإسلام وعناصر الحماية الشّخصية الخاصّة بهم، ولم تُغن عن هؤلاء كلّ الإجراءات التي تحصّنوا وراءها لحماية أنفسهم بعد أن ملأ الرّعب قلوبهم وانهارت الأطواق الأمنيّة، وتخلّى عنهم من قويت قدماه على حمل جسده والهروب، تاركينهم للمصير المعروف سلفاً لكلّ عُتلٍّ مجرمٍ يسقط بأيدي المجاهدين، فتمّ ولله الحمد تدمير الأهداف المرسومة في خطّة الاقتحام وتنفيذ حكم الله في هؤلاء المرتدّين المحاربين لله ولرسوله وللمؤمنين.

وليتفرّغ الليوث بعدها لصدّ محاولات الاقتحام التي تجمّعت لتنفيذها مئات من القوات الصّليبيّة والجيش والشرطة وقوّات الطّوارئ وقوات ما يسمّى بمكافحة الإرهاب، مع كلّ عدّتهم وعتادهم وعجلاتهم المُصفّحة وطائراتهم وقنّاصيهم، في مواجهة أربعة من أولياء الله بأسلحتهم الخفيفة وأحزمتهم النّاسفة، واستمرّ الاشتباك بين الفسطاطين قريباً من سبع ساعات، فشل فيها المرتدّون والصّليبيّون من دخولِ المجمّع، وتكّبدوا خسائر فادحة في ثلاث موجات حاولت دخول المبنى، ولم يتمّ لهم ذلك حتى نفد عتاد الإخوة، وجاءت لحظة الوداع والاقبال على دار الخُلد، وأعطى أمير المجموعة أوامره بوقف الاشتباك والكمون في مداخل البناية منتظرين جموع المرتدّين، وليفجّروا أحزمتهم الناسفة فيهم تباعاً ويُهلِكوا المزيد من أولياء الشّيطان، حيث لم يتجرّأ بعدها أحدٌ على دخول البناية حتى تأكّدوا تماماً من خلوّها من الأحياء...

فالحمد لله على توفيقه وتسديده، ونسأل الله لإخواننا الاستشهاديين قبولَ العمل، وأن يجزيهم عن هذه الأمّة خير الجزاء، وأن يجزل لهم الثواب الذي بشّر به عباده: {إِنَّ اللَّهَ اشْتَرَى مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَنْفُسَهُمْ وَأَمْوَالَهُمْ بِأَنَّ لَهُمُ الْجَنَّةَ يُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَيَقْتُلُونَ وَيُقْتَلُونَ وَعْداً عَلَيْهِ حَقّاً فِي التَّوْرَاةِ وَالْأِنْجِيلِ وَالْقُرْآنِ وَمَنْ أَوْفَى بِعَهْدِهِ مِنَ اللَّهِ فَاسْتَبْشِرُوا بِبَيْعِكُمُ الَّذِي بَايَعْتُمْ بِهِ وَذَلِكَ هُوَ الْفَوْزُ الْعَظِيمُ}[التوبة:111].

والله أكبر

{وَلِلَّهِ الْعِزَّةُ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَلَكِنَّ الْمُنَافِقِينَ لا يَعْلَمُونَ}
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المصدر : مركز الفجر للإعلام

Friday, April 1, 2011

Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus Confirms Killing of its Deputy Leader, Supyan, by Russian Military

Below is a statement released today confirming the killing of the deputy amir (leader) of the Islamic Emirate of the Caucasus (IEC), Supyan, who was a frequent companion of IEC amir Dokku Umarov in photographs and videos.
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Emir Supyan: 17 years in Jihad

April 1, 2011

A confirmation of the martyrdom (Insha'Allah) of Emir Supyan (Supyan Abdullayev), one of the most experienced commanders of the Mujahideen of the Caucasus, a mentor of young Muslims, a teacher and educator of the Mujahideen, the closest companion of Emir Dokka Abu Usman, has come.

Supyan went to the Jihad on November 26, 1994, the day when Russian armored columns of Kantemirov and Taman divisions first entered Grozny (Jokhar) under a banner of so-called "opposition forces".

His first fighting Supyan had near the House of the Press and the military camp of a newly formed Islamic military Jamaat which has become the Islamic Battalion that day.

There were hundreds of such fightings since then, including the bloody battles for Grozny in 1994-1995-1996-1999.

An audacious assault on the positions of Russian troops in a sewing factory, and their defeat in the first days of the battle for Grozny by a small, hastily formed detachment of volunteers from village boys, whom Supyan brought with him, showed him as a talented commander, instructor and organizer.

Then there were many other battles, injuries, death of relatives and brother-in-arms, the hardest days of ordeals and defeats, joy of victories and bitterness of losses. He was always calm, thoughtful, smiling and kind, but stern and resolute towards the enemy.

Being an experienced teacher, scout and commander, Supyan trained hundreds of young Mujahideen in warfare, Islam and Jihad.

The last 17 years of his life - November 26, 1994 to March 28, 2011 - Supyan spent in the Jihad. He was one of those men who never ask for help, but always ready come to help, never complain, but always ready to share the woes and sorrows of the others. And they never, never give up...!

He was a dada (father) as the Mujahideen in Chechnya and Ingushetia respectfully called him.

The enemies cursed him as a Wahhab. They cursed him using one of the greatest names of the Almighty - Al-Wahhab (meaning The Bestower), thereby attesting with their own words ​​that Supyan was really a true servant of Allah, Who bestows the martyrs the highest place in Paradise - Jannatul Firdaus, Insha'Allah!

It is impossible to make the time of parting more distant or close. The pen was picked up and the ink dried. And it happens only what the Lord of the Worlds wishes. I feel sadness in my heart of and tears the eyes while parting with the beloved brother, but we will say only what Allah be pleased with - wa inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi raji'un - we all belong to Allah and to Him shall we return!

Movladi Udugov