27 Apr '13, 1pm

Taliban promise suicide assaults, 'insider attacks' in this year's spring offensive

The Afghan Taliban announced that this year's spring offensive would begin on April 28 and would focus on suicide assaults on Coalition installations, as well as "insider attacks" against Western personnel. The Taliban, under the guise of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, announced the "'Khalid bin Waleed' spring operation" on its website, Voice of Jihad , today. The offensive is named after a companion of the Prophet Mohammed and military general whose victories helped establish the first caliphate. The Taliban indicated that the attacks would primarily focus on the "foreign invaders," or Coalition forces operating under the command of the International Security Assistance Forces. The Taliban stressed that it would use "special military tactics" and "collective martyrdom operations," a reference to suicide assaults, and "insider attacks," or green-on-blue attacks where ...

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