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Mullah Omar claims victory in Afghan war

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  1. rocky.idf

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    Taliban Supreme leader Mullah Omar claims victory in Afghan war

    By Ghanizada - Fri Jul 25, 9:53 pm
    [​IMG]The Taliban Supreme Leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has called on group’s militants and fighters not to harm civilians during military operations.
    Mullah Omar conveyed the message through a letter which was released on the occasion of Eid, where he has claimed victory in the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.
    He called on Taliban militants to prevent harming civilians and warned that use of power against civilians to harm their lives and properties, is a major crime which is unforgivable.
    Mullah Omar has also urged the Taliban militants to maintain justice and security in the areas which comes under their control and prevent illegal activities by all those individuals who are committing crimes robbery, extortion and other destructive activities.
    He called the presidential election a fake process and called it a show by occupying forces and their internal allies to Afghan people that certain certain changes have been achieved for implementing the western democracy in Afghanistan.
    However, he claimed that the process was boycotted by majority of Afghanistan and said the reins of the election process is still in control of the foreigners as their decisions are implemented without considering the interests of the Afghan nation.
    According to Mullah Omar, Afghan people are aware that the presidential election was organized with an aim to create ethnic divisions among the people of Afghanistan.
    Mullah Omar also claimed that the Taliban militants have made considerable achievements in their campaign against the occupying forces and the current situation is in favour of the Taliban forces.
    He said significant attacks were carried out on occupying forces in major cities and claimed that the governance of the Taliban group is getting is stronger in areas which are control of the group.
    Mullah Omar warned that violence would continue if the bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington is signed, and called on US and western forces to fully withdraw from Afghanistan in a bid to put an end in ongoing war in the country.


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    Mullah Omar warns Afghans against pact with US

    A photo believed to be that of Afghan Taliban supreme Mullah Omar.
    KABUL: In a blow to hopes for peace talks, the Afghan Taliban’s reclusive leader warned Friday that a bilateral security pact allowing thousands of US troops to stay in Afghanistan beyond the end of this year will mean more fighting.

    The Americans and Nato allies are winding down combat operations but want to leave a residual force to help train Afghan security forces and conduct counterterrorism operations amid fears government troops are ill-prepared to face a relentless insurgency and the security vacuum could pave the way for an al Qaeda resurgence in the country.

    US President Barack Obama has announced he wants to leave nearly 10,000 Americans in Afghanistan for two more years. The Afghan government has agreed in principle to a security agreement that would allow them to stay but the deal has yet to be signed. Both candidates vying to replace outgoing President Hamid Karzai have promised to sign it, but they are locked in a dispute over election results.

    Mullah Mohammad Omar called on the candidates not to sign the agreement.

    “We believe the war in Afghanistan will come to an end when all foreign invaders pull out of Afghanistan and a holy Islamic and independent regime prevails here. Presence of limited number of troops under whatever title it may be will mean continuation of occupation and the war,” he said in a message issued ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramazan. The message was translated into Dari, Arabic, English and Pashto.

    Violence continued Friday. Taliban insurgents halted minibuses in the western province of Ghor, identified 14 Shia Hazara passengers, including three women, bound their hands, then shot them dead by the side of the road, an official said.

    The buses were traveling from Kabul and carrying around 30 passengers, many who had gone to the capital to shop ahead of the holiday weekend, said the provincial governor, Sayed Anwar Rahmati. The dead included a couple who were engaged and two relatives travelling with them, Rahmati said, adding the other passengers were released.

    The Taliban, like other Sunni extremist groups, view the country’s minority Shia community as apostates, and have targeted Hazaras in the past with suicide bombings and other attacks.

    Mullah Omar's comments come as international forces already have largely moved to the background and let Afghan forces take the lead in the fighting, making it harder for the Taliban to argue that they are waging war against a foreign occupying force. Deadly attacks targeting Afghan policemen, soldiers and civilians have increased.

    The Taliban's one-eyed chief reiterated his support for assaults on government officials and troops who are cooperating with the US-led coalition, but he called on followers to take measures to prevent civilian casualties and to be friendly toward ordinary people “to win their hearts and minds.”

    He did not mention the peace process, which is virtually on hold anyway until the new president is chosen. The two candidates – former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah and former Finance Minister Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai – are awaiting the results of an audit of all ballots cast after allegations of massive fraud in the June 14 runoff vote.

    Mullah Omar also condemned Israeli airstrikes that have killed hundreds of Palestinians as Israel fights Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

    Hundreds of Afghan protesters took to the streets in Kabul on Friday to show solidarity with the Palestinians. They chanted slogans against Israel, the US and the UN, saying the world needs to do more to protect the innocent men and women of Gaza.
     
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    Deadly attacks reported in Afghanistan

    At least six killed in suicide bombing at a market in Takhar while two foreign women die in Herat shooting.

    Last updated: 24 Jul 2014 11:08







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    A bombing in an Afghanistan market has killed at least six people while two foreign women have been killed in a separate attack.


    A young girl was among the dead in Thursday's bombing at a market in Takhar province, AP news agency reported.

    At least 26 others were wounded in the blast, AP said.

    Sonatullah Timor, spokesman for the Takhar provincial government, said the attack was aimed at a police car but that the police escaped unharmed.

    "All of the wounded were civilians, six were killed and 26 others were wounded," he said.

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    From the perspective of one neighbourhood in Herat
    The bomb as placed on a motorcycle, he added.

    It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, but Taliban fighters frequently target the country's security forces.

    Also on Thursday, two foreign women were shot by unknown assailants while travelling in a taxi in the western Afghan city of Herat, officials said.

    Their nationalities have not yet been confirmed.

    "This morning at around 11:30am (0700 GMT) gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at two foreigners riding in a taxi and killed them," Sayed Fazullah Wahidy, governor of Herat province told AFP news agency.

    Afghanistan is in the middle of an election dispute between poll rivals Ashraf Ghani andAbdullah Abdullah which threatens to trigger instability and revive ethnic tensions.

    According to recent UN figures, civilian casualties soared by 24 percent in the first half of 2014, while the International Crisis Group has said the "overall trend is one of escalating violence and insurgent attacks."
     
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