22 Apr '15, 5pm

Afghan Taliban announces new ‘spring operations’

The Afghan Taliban announced today that this year’s “spring operations” will begin on April 24, and, like previous years, the main targets will be the “foreign occupiers” and “the stooge regime,” or Afghan government. This year’s spring offensive is called Azm, which “means resolve or determination,” the Taliban said in a statement released on their official propaganda website, Voice of Jihad . The statement was released by the “Leading Council of Islamic Emirate,” which is better known as the Quetta Shura. Last’ year’s offensive was called Khaibar (or Khyber), which was named after a battle that targeted Jews in Saudi Arabia in 629. While the Taliban acknowledged that most US and Coalition forces have withdrawn from Afghanistan, the jihadist group said that the US and NATO are still conducting attacks and are directing the Afghan government. “The foreign occupiers are sti...

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