New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’s Zabīhullah Mujāhid: “Expecting the Surrender of Mujāhidīn in Logar is Unwarranted”

Ever since yesterday, unwarranted reports are being circulated by ‘Azadi Radio’ that a number of Mujahideen from Logar provincial capital and six of its districts are planning on joining the stooge regime, a claim which is also being supported by the puppet officials of this province and a claim which we strongly reject.

Such rumors, which have been spread on various occasions with the initiation of our decade long Jihad have no basis. The intelligence circles of Kabul have created fraudulent processes in a few areas of the country and the press has also been taken into confidence which portray Mujahideen as putting down their weapons, turning their backs on their divine obligation and discarding the aspirations of thousands of its martyrs!!! however the realities observed on the ground are much different. There has been an increase in the numbers of Mujahideen and people from all over have taken practical steps in showing their solidarity with the Mujahideen to the extent that a number of people in the army of the Kabul regime, after distinguishing between truth and falsehood by figuring out the reality have started joining the ranks of the Mujahideen.

We ask all the media outlets including Azadi Radio to prepare and publish their reports based on facts and not imaginary reports which are only for propaganda purposes. On the other hand, the reason behind the falling off of operations in Logar is not, may Allah forbid because Mujahideen have been weakened but it is because of the intense cold weather due to the snowfall which has restricted movements in some parts of the country but this should never be mistaken as abandonment of Jihad. Jihad is a divine obligation; as long as our country is under occupation and as long as this obligation is binding on the Mujahideen, Jihad shall continue, if Allah wills it.

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Zabihullah Mujahid