Taliban guided by Pakistan’s special forces

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Vice President of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh warns Pakistan that it could pay a heavy price if it continues to provide support to Taliban, reports Asian Lite News

First Vice President of Afghanistan, Amrullah Saleh has said that the Taliban are guided by special units of the Pakistani army.

Saleh wrote on his Facebook page that from the organizational point of view, the Taliban are divided into three sections, the first of which is guided by Pakistan’s special anti-terrorist cells.

In part of this article, he wrote: “From an organizational point of view, the strength of the enemy is divided into three parts — The first section deals with trained personnel directly guided by special Pakistani counter-insurgency units/nuclei from Peshawar-Quetta and elsewhere. Google communication tools and maps make it very easy. The second part is the local parts that work under the name of the military commission, and they do not play many roles except by extorting money from the people and imposing parties on the local people. The third part is the recent recruits and summonses who have no morals.”

The withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan created a very immediate vacuum, “but that government forces were in order,” said Saleh.

Further, he added that if the Taliban gain more land, they will still not be able to rule the country, and the people are suffering in areas under Taliban control.

Moreover, some members of the House of Representatives said that men and women must take up arms and stand up for the preservation of the system and the achievements of the past decades.

Mir Rahman Rahmani, Speaker of the House of Representatives, said, “I ask all respected lawyers to stand bravely by your people and fight the enemy for your material and spiritual possessions.”

“Let’s unite and stand by the security forces,” said Reyhaneh Azad, a Daikundi MP.

The Members of Parliament accused the Taliban of violating the human rights of the people in a number of districts they have just reached.

“Why are the UN, human rights organizations, silent on the Afghan issue?” said Gul Ahmad Nourzad, a Nimroz MP.

Earlier, Taliban attacks on several security outposts in Ghazni city were pushed back on Sunday morning. 

Afghan security force members take part in a military operation in Chahar Dara district of Kunduz province, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2018. The Kunduz province, as well as neighboring Baghlan and Takhar provinces, have been the hotbeds of heavy clashes over the past couple of months as Taliban has been trying to attack the government forces in the once relatively peaceful region. (Xinhua/Ajmal Kakar/IANS)

Last month, Saleh has warned Pakistan that if it continues to provide support to Taliban then it has to pay a “very high price”.

“Pakistan-as a host of the Taliban since group’s foundation could play a significant role in the peace process, and therefore become a reliable partner of the Afghan nation,” Saleh said.

According to a recent UN report, at least a dozen different militant groups are now active in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, with at least 6,500 Pakistani nationals reportedly involved.

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