Last Friday the Islamic Emirate launched their spring offensive against the remaining occupying forces and their internal mercenaries. The regime – according to their usual habit – dismissed the offensive as ‘mere propaganda’. Yet when the onslaught began, the enemy was unable to hold its own against the forces of freedom and independence. On the inauguration day of this offensive the Mujahideen captured large swathes of land including Badakhshan’s Zibak district centre.
Over the past six days of this Operation, Mujahideen have cleared large areas from enemy presence. We present a small sample of our success below.
On the second day of this Operation the Mujahideen attacked Gormach district’s (located in Badghis province) district center, command center and other defensive posts. They captured these areas by overwhelming the remaining scatterings of enemy presence.
The Mujahideen fought regime forces in Uruzgan’s provincial capital, causing heavy losses to the enemy including the destruction of 22 armored vehicles.
In Baghlan province’s Barki district, the Mujahideen captured a large valley and routed the enemy forces defending this redoubt.
In Kunar province the Mujahideen launched a volley of short-range missiles against enemy targets in the provincial capital targeting the provincial command center, intelligence center, provincial center and a nearby large enemy base.
Operation Mansouri differs from past operations in that the Mujahideen are focusing more on grabbing territory and establishing administrative bodies to govern them. Having captured large swathes of territories across the country during Operation Omari, the Mujahideen are now clearing these areas from the scattered enemy outposts and bringing the territories completely in their control. The aim is to establish the Islamic Emirate as the only operational government in these areas. The enemy, deprived from accessing the populace, can only penetrate these areas through aerial raids. The administrative bodies of the Islamic Emirate are now fully functional and governing the lives of its citizens.
Another aim of Operation Mansouri is to target foreign forces in order to compel them to rethink their failed strategy and therefore completely withdraw from our country. The risk of civilian casualties limits this aim yet the Mujahideen are focused on finding opportunities to cripple the central organs of the regime and their foreign supporters while minimizing civilian casualties in the process. So far several operations against foreign forces have been aborted due to the risk of civilian casualties.
The auspicious start of Operation Mansouri bodes a good-omen for the Mujahideen. Throughout the year we hope to capture more territory and inflict heavy casualties on foreigners in order to rid our country from the yoke of occupation and fulfill the political aspirations of our nation.