Taliban Announces Spring Offensive In Afghanistan

Trying to keep the shareholders happy for Q3? Especially noteworthy following last week’s jailbreak where over 400 insurgents escaped. BBC News reports:

The Taliban have announced the start of a spring offensive across Afghanistan.

In a statement, the group said the fighting would start on Sunday, targeting foreign troops as well as Afghan security forces and officials.

Taliban insurgents turn themselves in to Afghan National Security Forces at a forward operating base in Puza-i-Eshan -a

It warned civilians to stay away from public gatherings, military bases, government buildings and convoys.

Meanwhile initial findings from a Nato inquiry into a deadly attack at Kabul airport on Wednesday suggest the gunman was not connected to the Taliban.

The man, an Afghan pilot, killed eight US troops and a contractor. He was later found dead.

The Taliban claimed the attack, but the coalition said there was no evidence for this and the gunman appeared to have acted alone.

Saturday’s statement by the Taliban said the group would attack “foreign invading forces, members of their spy networks and other spies, high-ranking officials of the Kabul puppet administration”.

It said the war would continue “until the foreign invading forces pull out of Afghanistan”…

[continues at BBC News]

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  • CarlClarkComedy

    Hold the phone. How can you avoid a public gathering and still be a civilian? Orwell Shrugged.

  • CarlClarkComedy

    Hold the phone. How can you avoid a public gathering and still be a civilian? Orwell Shrugged.

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Can anyone explain to me why/how people that are supposedly supposed to be using guerrilla tactics, take time to hold a little press conference to announce when and where they will start rampaging?

  • http://hormeticminds.blogspot.com/ Chaorder Gradient

    Can anyone explain to me why/how people that are supposedly supposed to be using guerrilla tactics, take time to hold a little press conference to announce when and where they will start rampaging?

  • Hadrian999

    poor afghans what a choice, get ruled by corrupt doushbag asshole warlords or primitive doushbab asshole warlords

    • Tuna Ghost

      Well with the first plan at least they get a free cellphone

  • Hadrian999

    poor afghans what a choice, get ruled by corrupt doushbag asshole warlords or primitive doushbab asshole warlords

  • Saywhat

    If they can take time out for a news conference couldn’t they get a fashion designer? I mean such outfits – so gauche!

    • Tuna Ghost

      you stole my idea for a fashion-themed joke, you bastard

  • Saywhat

    If they can take time out for a news conference couldn’t they get a fashion designer? I mean such outfits – so gauche!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RCBGZNI5LDSLNWBYTTZASC6PE4 morristhewise

    International bankers have recently been shying away from investing their dollars into indigenous populations that produce negative returns on investments. This is bad news for hundreds of millions in Africa and Asia whose people are dependent on investors willing to take a loss, and charitable organizations for survival.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RCBGZNI5LDSLNWBYTTZASC6PE4 morristhewise

    International bankers have recently been shying away from investing their dollars into indigenous populations that produce negative returns on investments. This is bad news for hundreds of millions in Africa and Asia whose people are dependent on investors willing to take a loss, and charitable organizations for survival.

  • whatever

    they announce a spring offensive every year.

  • whatever

    they announce a spring offensive every year.

  • Tuna Ghost

    you stole my idea for a fashion-themed joke, you bastard

  • Tuna Ghost

    Well with the first plan at least they get a free cellphone

  • Mr. Coffee

    Victory for America. We may be a greedy asshole of a Nation that does nothing but cause harm, but we’re not China.

  • Mr. Coffee

    Victory for America. We may be a greedy asshole of a Nation that does nothing but cause harm, but we’re not China.

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