TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH: New, Old Messages in Latest Statement

Well, the latest summit of the leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has come and gone with, reportedly, not much progress to report.

Nonetheless, a statement has been posted to the English-language Taiban web page (link to Voice of Jihad here, link to PDF at non-terrorist page here) asking the Asian neighbours for help:

The invaders  have turned our country into an inferno where the oppressed Afghans have been burning. Therefore, we urge the participants of the Shanghai Summit to render   assistance in the work of liberation of people and countries of the region from the claws of the colonialists and take a decisive stand regarding the West’s invasion of Afghanistan.

and to, again, reassure them the Taliban has no territorial ambitions outside Afghanistan:

We remind the participants of the Shanhai (sic.) Forum to be aware of being  swayed   by  the black propaganda launched against us by colonialism. We do not have any intention to harm our neighboring countries but we want to gain independence of our country which is our natural right and establish an Islamic system as a panacea for all our economic and social problems, for which, we have been offering tremendous sacrifices unremittingly.  The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan as per its peaceful policy wants to have constructive interactions with Shanghai forum member countries for a permanent stability and economic development in the region.

The latter message was also shared in a post-Ramadan statement issued by the Taliban as well (links to non-terrorist site), but here’s some other highlight messages from the latest statement.

“It’s ISAF’s fault schools are closed.”

Our parent are not able to send their children to schools with a peace of mind, fearing they might be killed because the invaders have frequently  shelled seminaries and schools under the excuse of being training centers of  terrorists.

“Look at how they shoot at our innocent folks not stopping for security cordons, or for no reason at all!”

Our common public passengers fear they may get stuck between  military convoys of the invaders and  lose life. Many a time, it has happened that the so-called international security forces have run over common people’s vehicles. Afterward, they  claimed that the passengers had not  paid attention to their signals. In order word, they consider passengers’ not heeding to their signal  a justification to kill  them …. They think every Afghan, child or a mature person, male or female is going to attack them by blowing up him or herself. So they fear from every rock and every bush of Afghanistan, considering them to be their enemy, thinking, Taliban might have planted a landmine under it. They open fire at every direction.

“ISAF won’t even let us run our own businesses – they’ll even burn them down if they’re doing well.”

Our businessmen are grappling with various problems in their daily commercial activities, being  not able to perform their normal business routine.  They fear, their  goods may be damaged by  foreign troops while transporting them from one province to another. They also fear that some officials in uniform will loot their commodity.  A few days ago,  foreign forces set fire to 2,000 shops in Gandum Raiz bazaar, Zamindawar area, Kajaki district, Helmand province, burning them to ashes.

This information is also in an 6 Oct 09 statement (second item; links to non-terrorist site) about an alleged fire in a bazaar in Helmand. My guess – there may have been a fire, but the Taliban is trying to blame NATO for it.

The invaders  have turned our country into an inferno where the oppressed Afghans have been burning. Therefore, we urge the participants of the Shanghai Summit to render   assistance in the work of liberation of people and countries of the region from the claws of the colonialists and take a decisive stand regarding the West’s invasion of Afghanistan.

TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH (RC South) – 252355UTC Sept 09

NOTE: This material is from web pages and forums carrying statements attributed to the Taliban, Taliban spokespersons or supporters of the Taliban, or analysis thereof. Posting of this material neither confirms nor endorses any of its content – it is shared for information only. When material translated into English is not available, Google Translate is used to translate the original (indicated by “GoogEng”) – this is only a machine translation, NOT an official one.


Mujahideen Kill an Intelligence Agent in Kandahar

Friday, 25 September 2009 15:24 Q.Y. Ahmadi, Kandahar
Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan killed an intelligence agent by the name of Abdul Manan in the provincial city of Kandahar. According to the report, he used to collect information about Mujahideen whereabouts and pass them to the foreign invaders and the puppet Kabul regime. Mujahideen gave him warning several times but he continued with his traitorous activaties. The report adds, he was assassinated in front of his house and the Mujahideen safely returned to their centers after the ambush.

16 puppet army terrorists killed and a check post destroyed in Helmand (ninth item)

Thursday morning 24-09-2009, Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan attacked puppet army check point in Shah karez area in Kajaki district of Helmand. In the attack fighting started which lasted until 10 am, during which Mujahideen destroyed the check point, killed fifteen puppet terrorists and wounded others, also three Mujahids were martyred and one was wounded. In a report, Thursday 24-09-2009, a Mujahid sniper took out a puppet army terrorists, when he was standing in one of the defensive towers of the military stationed in Sarbiland area of Greshk district of Helmand province. Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf

Mujahideen Destroyed Two Tank s of the Invaders

Friday, 25 September 2009 15:31 Q. Y. Ahmadi Zabul
Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan based in Shamalzu district of Zabul province, targeted a military tank of the invading enemy by blasting a mine on a road at Dorahi area. The tank was completely destroyed and all on board were killed. In another incident, in Swory district, Omar zu area, Mujahideen destroyed a military tank of the invaders by mine explosion and killed all aboard the tank including an interpreter. The report adds, domestic surrogate soldiers who were escorting the foreign military convoy, detained a number of innocent people on charge of being involved in the mine explosion and took them for investigation.

The Afghans Are Approaching the Day of their Real Eid PDF of statement at non-terrorist web page

“…. The Afghans worshippers have their own concern. They hesitate whether to go to the mosque to pray there collectively or offer prayer at home because they fear that they might be ambushed by mobile or foot patrol of the invaders. Similarly, parents are worrying about their children until they return home from schools. They think, the invaders’ tanks might raid them or bomb their schools and seminaries under the pretext of being training centers of the armed opposition and they will come home bloodstained ….”


PDF version of this page also available
at non-terrorist site here.


TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH (RC South) – 242215UTC Sept 09

NOTE: This material is from web pages and forums carrying statements attributed to the Taliban, Taliban spokespersons or supporters of the Taliban, or analysis thereof. Posting of this material neither confirms nor endorses any of its content – it is shared for information only. When material translated into English is not available, Google Translate is used to translate the original (indicated by “GoogEng”) – this is only a machine translation, NOT an official one.


5 Canadian invader terrorists killed, a tank destroyed and a spy killed near Kandahar city (Official English) – English and Arabic version on jihadi forum PDF of all versions at non-terrorist site

(Official English) Thursday, 24 September 2009 15:25 Reported by Qari Muhammad Yousuf
Thursday morning 24-09-2009 around 11 am local time, Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan with a remote controlled landmine blew up a tank of the Canadian invader army in Salo Khan Chaman area in Dand district of Kandahar province, when the enemy’s military convoy was heading to the district center. The blast killed five invader terrorists and destroyed the tank. According to another report, Wednesday night 23-09-2009, Mujahideen killed a spy named (Ghamai) in Lo wala area in Pamil place in Kandahar city, where he was spying for the invader forces.

(Arabic Google translated to English) The destruction of a tank of Canadian troops near Kandahar city
Qar J / Yousuf Ahmadi
Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of dawn in the eleventh hour of the afternoon yesterday (2009-09-24) an explosive device in a tank belonging to the military pawns Canadian troops in the occupied zone that ensures Salo Khan Department Dnd near the city of Kandahar, when the enemy’s military convoy was heading to the center of this Directorate.  Says that the local mujahideen from the explosion destroyed the enemy tank is full and killing all its crew of five soldiers as occupiers on the spot.  According to another report, the mujahedeen killed during an armed attack yesterday evening, one of the spies named (gumi) in the Bamilo Blouet And what in the city of Kandahar, where he was spying for the pawns of U.S. forces.

Heavy losses of puppet army in Kajaki, Helmand 24/9/09 (Original in Arabic) – Google English translation

Killed a large number of soldiers Customer as a result of attacks in Helmand province
Continental / Yousuf Ahmadi
According to detail, Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate attacked early in the morning (2009-09-24) direct attacks on security points of puppet army troops in the Shah Karez Department Kjki in Helmand (housing the original governor of Musa Qala, the Directorate of the current state). Points have been removed during the attacks the enemy and killed fifteen soldiers and the many others. Also wounded during the battle, which lasted until the direct ten o’clock in the morning, three of the Taliban and killed another. تقبله الله. Acceptable to God. In a report the news of another sniper was a soldier puppet army sniper weapon, when he was standing in one of the defensive towers of the military stationed in the area near the center of the Directorate of Serbnd Gereshk in Helmand, killing the soldier instantly.

2 tanks of invaders destroyed in Zabul 24/9/09 (Original in Arabic) – Google English translation

Mujahideen destroyed two tanks of foreign troops in Zabul province
Continental / Yousuf Ahmadi
Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate of dawn, at about ninth in the morning (2009-09-24) an explosive device in a tank of the occupying forces in the region of intersection on the road to the Directorate of Hmolzo state of Zabul, when the enemy’s military convoy was in transit from the region. Bean Mujahideen Region: blast destroyed the enemy tank is full, killing all inside. In a similar vein, a tank blew up military forces occupied an improvised explosive device similar in the Department Amarzo Siauri the same mandate, and kill all those inside, including an Afghan interpreter. Adds the report, after the explosion made a puppet army soldiers arrested a number of innocent civilians on charges linked with the bombers.


PDF version of this page also available
at non-terrorist site here.


Reconstruction, Development Without Security? Riiiiight…

Hat tip to The Torch for spotting & sharing this piece from blogger Michael Yon (recently dis-embedded from British forces following posting of this piece), highlighting the tough go the Brits are facing in Helmand.

Remember all the hoopla over Canada and other allies having a hand in the big operation to bring a turbine to the Kajaki dam in Helmand to get it back online late last year?  Well, if Yon is correct, it’s not looking good right now:

“The British are protecting Kajaki Dam but otherwise it’s just a big fight and no progress is being made. The turbine delivery to the dam, which I wrote about last year, was a tremendous success. Efforts to get the turbine online have been an equally tremendous failure. Bottom line: the project to restore the electrical capacity from Kajaki Dam is failing and likely will require multi-national intervention to bring it online and to push back the enemy …. The Taliban is in complete and uncontested control of the nearby power station. We don’t even have enough soldiers to take and hold the power station, and so the enemy controls the on/off switch, and they charge locals for power. While we generate electricity up at Kajaki, the Taliban makes money off it. It’s no wonder why the Taliban laugh at the idea of negotiating…”

Something to keep in mind for anyone thinking Canada (or anyone else) should focus on reconstruction and development work WITHOUT military help to protect such work.