Praktisch in jedem Jahr kündigen die Taliban in Afghanistan eine Frühjahrsoffensive an, die aus Sicht der Aufständischen den Beginn der fighting season, der Kampfsaison, markiert. In diesem Jahr kam die Ankündigung am 27. April, die Offensive, so heißt es in der Erklärung, solle am 28. April, also am heutigen Sonntag, beginnen. Das Datum ist bewusst gewählt: Am 28. April 1992 wurde die kommunistische Regierung in Kabul gestürzt – daran wollen die Taliban anknüpfen.
Analysten und Taliban-Watcher werden aus den Worten der Erklärung und Vergleichen zu früheren Ankündigungen sicherlich einiges herauslesen können. Auffällig ist – erneut – die Bedeutung, die Insider-Attacken im Kampf gegen die ausländischen Streitkräfte zugemessen wird.
Die Ankündigung findet sich (bislang) auch im Internet; da aber immer wieder solche Accounts suspendiert werden, nachfolgend der Wortlaut als Dokumentation. Für eine gewisse Authentizität spricht, dass die gleichlautende Erklärung über zwei Twitter-Accounts verbreitetet wurde (hier und hier), die als Sprachrohr der Taliban gelten.
The Afghan Mujahid nation, in defense of their religion and country, has occupied the trenches of Jihad and resistance for the past eleven years against the invading crusaders and their spineless backers. During this lengthy period, with the Grace of Allah Almighty, the Jihadi determination and patience has only increased in perseverance by the day and, with the divine help of Allah Almighty, has handed the worlds disbelief a memorable defeat in every field. The enemy, with all its military might, has been overwhelmed and finally forced to flee from their military bases.
وماالنصر الا من عند الله العزیزالحکیم. (And there is no victory except from Allah, the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.)
So that the remaining regions of the country are cleansed from the rule of disbelief and replaced with Shariah based and an independent government, in accordance with the Jihadi aspirations of the believing nation, the Islamic Emirate, as in the past, entitles current years monumental spring operation by the name of Islamic history’s victorious General ‘Khalid bin Waleed R.A’. We pray to Allah Almighty, just as historic defeats were dealt to that times western Roman Empire in Damascus and Yarmouk battles at the hands of the lofty companion ‘Khalid bin Waleed R.A’, to also bless and make these the final successful Jihadi operations in defeating this era’s western invaders, completely freeing the nation from the cusps of occupation and establishing in it an Islamic rule; and nothing is hard for Allah, the Supreme.
Khalid bin Waleed Jihadi operation will forge ahead under the direct guidance of Islamic Emirate’s military strategists while keeping in mind new developments of the current year.
This year’s spring operation, in accordance with its combat nature, will consist of special military tactics quantity and quality wise while successful insider attacks, to eliminate foreign invaders, will be carried out by infiltrating Mujahideen inside enemy bases in a systematic and coordinated manner.
Similarly, collective martyrdom operations on bases of foreign invaders, their diplomatic centers and military airbases will be even further structured while every possible tactic will be utilized in order to detain or inflict heavy casualties on the foreign transgressors.
Khalid bin Waleed operation will be launched in unison throughout the country, heralded with the cry of ‘takbeer’, against the transgressing invaders and their degenerate backers on 8th the current solar year’s Thaur month which corresponds with 28/04/2013 AD. Taking 8th of Thaur as good fortune due to it being the day of triumph of our holy Jihad against communism, we hope Allah Almighty will also make this blessed operation the cause of defeat of this wretched coalition headed by America.
The Islamic Emirate, while stressing to its Mujahideen the importance of protecting the lives and property of civilians as well as of all of our national resources and public welfare establishments during the Khalid bin Waleed operation, also calls on its Muslim countrymen to stay away from the bases of the invaders, their residential areas or working for them in order to avoid civilian losses.
We once again call on all the officials and workers of the stooge Karzai regime to break away from this decaying administration in order to conform to Islamic commands, national interests and protection of yourselves and to choose a life of prosperity living alongside your own people in an atmosphere of peace and security.
During this year’s Khalid bin Waleed operation, all the stipulations, guidance and statements of Call and Guidance/Recruitment Commission will also be exercised in which protection has been guaranteed for those workers of the stooge regime who surrender or join up with the Mujahideen just as the life, property and honor of the large group of people was protected who left the ranks of the enemy and joined up with Mujahideen during the previous year.
The Islamic Emirate, before launching its Khalid bin Waleed spring operation, calls on all of its Muslim nation’s religious figures, tribal elders and all the influential figures of society to keep away their youth from joining the ranks of America’s mercenary programs (army, police, arbaki) so to deliver them from the destruction of this world and the hereafter.
This year’s Khalid bin Waleed operation will be launched by the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate against America, NATO and their backers for the gratification of Allah Almighty, independence of Afghanistan and establishing in it an Islamic government while we humbly raise our hands towards Allah Almighty for its success and hope for a favorable and triumphant end. Yes! Certainly, the Help of Allah is near!(213 Al-Baqarah)
Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan