10 Jul '18, 8pm

Taliban again equates their Islamic Emirate with the Afghan nation

The Taliban reiterated yesterday that it views itself as the sole representative of the Afghan people, while those who fight for the Afghan government are “puppets” of the United States. The Taliban made these points and more in a statement that addressed the International Conference of Muslim Scholars on Peace and Stability in the Republic of Afghanistan, which is being held in Saudi Arabia today and tomorrow. The statement was released on July 9 in English on Voice of Jihad, the Taliban’s official website. “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is not a rebellious or terrorist group. But the Islamic Emirate is the name of the thirty million Afghani nation’s struggle for demand of Islam and independence. Islamic Emirate has deep roots in its nation. At the present there is its complete control over 70% geography of Afghanistan,” the group said. This issue was first addressed...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2018/07/taliban-a...

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