Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Taliban vows to continue jihad

Canada.com reported The jihad against NATO forces will continue despite the apparent success of Operation Baaz Tsuka a spokesman for the Taliban said Tuesday. "The Jihad will be going on until we kick them out of Afghanistan," said Qari Yousaf Ahmadi in an interview with The Canadian Press by satellite phone. "The non-Muslims came and occupied our country."

Gee, I wonder what could have possesed them to do that? It could not have had anything to do with your support of al Qaeda, who launched an attack from bases in Afganistan that took down two buildings and killed 3,000 people on 9/11, could it?
NATO forces launched Operation Baaz Tsuka with the goal of eliminating what it calls "tier-one Taliban" from the Panjwaii and Zhare districts. It is believed roughly three-quarters of Taliban fighters, still located in the area, are only in it for the money
And there is a lot of that from the heroin trade.
and could be convinced to put down their weapons and return to their villages. A number of villages in the Panjwaii and Zhare districts have been secured by Canadian and NATO forces with few fireworks so far. A number of U.S.-led air strikes has taken its toll on the Taliban with a number of commanders being killed.

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