Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Taliban Claims To Capture Mizani District From Afghan Police

The USG Open Source Center translates an article from a jihadi website:

"Taliban Claims To Capture Mizani District From Afghan Police Control 3 Aug
Jihadist Websites -- OSC Summary
Monday, August 13, 2007

Terrorism: Taliban Claims To Capture Mizani District 3 Aug On 4 August, a jihadist website posted a statement issued by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan-Taliban, in which the group claimed responsibility for capturing the Mizani District in Zabul Province as a part of the "Dhu al-Faqar" operations. The statement was attributed to Al-Hafiz Muhammad Yusuf of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan-Taliban.

A translation of parts of the statement follows:

"The Taliban, as part of the Dhu al-Faqar Operations, capture Mizani District of Zabul Province.

"Al-Hafiz Muhammad Yusuf -- 3 August 2007.

"Yesterday, the mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate (of Afghanistan-Taliban) launched the new series of military operations that are named "Dhu-al-Faqar" against the infidels and hypocrites in Zabul Province. In addition, within this framework, the mujahidin carried out an attack using heavy and light weapons that targeted Mizani District of Zabul Province today, Friday 3 August 2007. This led to the escape of the traitor policemen from to this attack, while their building in the Mizani District was burned completely. In addition, the mujahidin seized large quantities of weapons and ammunition. By the grace of God, the district and its surrounding security checkpoints still are under the complete control and management of the mujahidin.

"Information: the spokesmen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan-Taliban; Qari Muhammad Yusuf Ahmadi for the southwestern and the northwestern areas of the country; and Dhabihallah (mujahid) for the southeastern and the northeastern areas of the country.

"God is the greatest and honor belongs to Allah and his messenger and to the believers.

"The Information Front of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan-Taliban" "