'Al Qaeda' Aiding Taliban in Helmand Fight: Governor
[ToloNews] Foreign fighters are backing the Taliban
in the ongoing attacks in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, the provincial governor Yasin Khan said on Thursday as violence in the southern province continues into its sixth day.
Yasin Khan said that imported muscle associated with Al Qaeda, and Pakistain-based Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba
Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is
banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
are supporting the Taliban in the battle.
He said that the Taliban has provided safe havens to the fighters associated with Al Qaeda, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba, stating that these terrorist organizations are providing military and bomb-making training to the Taliban fighters.
But the Taliban front man has rejected the claims.
"There is the presence of Al Qaeda, Jaish-e-Mohammad
Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf
banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat...
, Lashkar-e-Taiba and holy warriors from Central Asia, they collaborated with the Taliban now and in the past," said Yasin Khan.
Reports indicate that the fighting in Helmand has done significant damage to public infrastructure.
"Whether it is the Taliban or someone else, no one has the right to inflict damage on public assets," said Saifullah, a civil society activist in Helmand.
"All warring factions should ensure the safety of public assets," said Noor Agha, a civil society activist in Helmand.
The Taliban launched a massive offensive on Lashkargah city six days ago.
The Taliban also attacked parts of Nawa, Nahr-e-Saraj, Nad-e-Ali districts.
During the offensive, the group fighters managed to take over some check points.
Afghan security officials have said that the security forces will soon take back the checkpoints fallen to the Taliban.
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