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The NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, speaking to journalists during the NATO Ministerial meeting said that the cost of withdrawing occupying forces from Afghanistan would be greater than staying put.

The Islamic Emirate wants to make it clear regarding the latest comments by the head of NATO that the withdrawal or forcing-out of American and NATO invading forces from Afghanistan is unquestionable.

Our eighteen-year struggle and Jihad has shown the entire world including America and NATO that the Afghan Muslim and valiant nation will not tolerate foreign occupying and military presence under any circumstance.

The matter of NATO and US desiring or not desiring in Afghanistan is not up to them and this land will most definitely be purged from their ugly presence.

The idea of Afghanistan posing a threat to other countries is not grounded in reality. The Afghans have never taken steps to harm anyone, neither have they interfered in the affairs of other nations nor do they have any intention of doing so in the future.

Exploiting this issue for propaganda and disinformation has prolonged this war for eighteen years, internationally exposed and pushed NATO and US to the brink of defeat therefore it is time that this false idea is reformed and realities given precedence.

The formation of a government, establishing security and developing Afghanistan is a matter concerning the Afghans. No foreign occupying force has any legal right for determine the fate of Afghanistan, interfere in its matters or make comments as a proprietor.

The NATO secretary must learn lessons from the past. Blowing on the fire of war and making such irresponsible statements that only serve to prolong the war is not in the interest of any party.

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Zabihullah Mujahid

26/03/1440 Hijri Lunar

13/09/1397 Hijri Solar 04/12/2018 Gregorian

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In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

مِّنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ رِجَالٌ صَدَقُوا مَا عَاهَدُوا اللَّـهَ عَلَيْهِ فَمِنْهُم مَّن قَضَىٰ نَحْبَهُ وَمِنْهُم مَّن يَنتَظِرُ وَمَا بَدَّلُوا تَبْدِيلًا – الأحزاب: ٢٣

Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah [i.e. they have gone out for Jihad, and showed not their backs to the disbelievers], of them some have fulfilled their obligations (i.e. have been martyred), and some of them are still waiting, but they have never changed [i.e.they never proved treacherous to their covenant which they concluded with Allah] in the least. (Al-Ahzab: 23)

It is with great sadness to have learnt that the Islamic Emirate’s governor and military chief for Helmand province, Al Haj Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund, attained the highest rank of martyrdom in a cowardly airstrike of the American invaders last night, surely to Allah we belong and to Him is the return.

Shaheed Al Haj Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund whose real name was Al Haj Mullah Abdul Raheem, fought against the American invasion with absolute courage and firmness and neutered the great many strategies of American generals.

Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund was an obedient, valiant, sincere and astute Mujahid who managed to cleanse ninety five percent of Helmand from the presence of America and her stooge regime and laid the groundwork for the rule of Islamic Emirate through his effective struggle and tactics.

Al Haj Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund shall endure as a distinguished figure in our hearts and his courage and valiancy shall be a model for other Mujahideen. Shaheed Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund has trained hundreds of personnel and leaders like himself in Helmand province who shall continue their struggle and Jihad against the invaders and their hirelings with an even greater purpose, and all praise belong to Allah.

The Islamic Emirate considers the martyrdom of Al Haj Mullah Abdul Manan Akhund a great loss for the Muslim nation and the Islamic Emirate. However, we wish to remind the Mujahideen, nation and all well-wishers that martyrdom is the greatest aspiration of all our junior and senior members and that martyrdoms will neither weaken our ranks nor stop the religion of Allah (SwT) and Jihad. Allah (SwT) shall replace our martyrs with even more effective members and leaders but it is important that we continue the path of our sincere, obedient and courageous leaders, follow in their foot steps and keep their struggle alive.

The enemy should also not think that the martyrdom of our leaders will shake our determination or that they shall make progress. On the contrary, the martyrdom of our leaders will only serve to invigorate and energize the sensitivities of our Mujahideen and they shall further intensify their struggle against the invaders and their stooges, Allah willing.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

24/03/1440 Hijri Lunar

11/09/1397 Hijri Solar 02/12/2018 Gregorian

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