Taliban announce new spring offensive in Afghanistan dubbed al-Fath

Published By ITCT News Desk On : April 12, 2019
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Afghanistan: Taliban on early morning Friday announced the launch of their new spring offensive throughout Afghanistan dubbed ‘al-Fath Operations’ by the Taliban.

The statement in multiple languages announcing the launch of new spring offensive was released by Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid.

Full Taliban statement in English

Earlier, Abdul Hadi Arghandewal, a member of the Afghan leadership council for reconciliation, said more discussions on the Afghan negotiation team were needed — pushing the start of the talks in Doha back to April 19.

On Thursday, Pakistan Foreign Office announced that although Pakistan supports Doha talks, it won’t be a part of them.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid late on April 11 told RFE/RL’s Radio Mashaal and the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) that the Taliban’s representatives in Qatar had been informed by the UN Security Council that the names of Taliban figures who are part of the negotiation team had been removed from the sanctions list.

Later on Friday Taliban released an infographic on its previous spring offensives in Afghanistan.

The last Taliban spring offensive was dubbed al-Khandaq operations

Taliban have also released new images of its fighters preparing for al-Fath operations in Afghanistan.

 

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