Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Taliban announced an offensive against foreign troops in Afghanistan

Kabul .- The Taliban movement announced in a press release from tomorrow, Sunday, in an offensive that has put the name of "Badar" or spring, said Afghan news agency "AIP." In the statement, issued in the city of Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, the Taliban known as the Council stated that the offense responds to "our religious obligations" and occur "in defense of our legitimate rights." The offensive will aim at foreign troops, intelligence services and members of parliament and the Afghan government, and will stage bases, convoys and military facilities, according to the text.

The announcement comes after six suspected Taliban and three soldiers of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF, under NATO), died in the last 48 hours in attacks in different parts of Afghanistan. These clashes rose to 50 the number of foreign soldiers killed in combat with the Taliban in April, making the month end in the deadliest of the year for leading NATO forces in Afghanistan.

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