During the previous year the Mujahideen cleared vast areas from the menace of foreigners and their internal puppets. The Kabul regime – despite foreign air and ground support – failed to seize the initiative from the soldiers of Islamic Emirate.
During that auspicious year the Mujahideen captured Konduz city for a second time, they pushed their frontline to the suburbs of Lashkar Gah, the virtually captured all of Helmand province, they entered the center of Uruzgan province, and they laid siege to the center of Farah province.
Vast areas were liberated in Baghlan. In Faryab, Jowzjan, and Suripul provinces the regime’s second man – Dostum – was repeatedly routed. In Ghazni, Paktika, Laghman, Kunar, Badakhshan and Kandahar the Mujahideen liberated vast territories from the claws of the regime.
In the liberated areas the criminal and exploitative practices have been abolished, schools and religious seminaries established, judicial and social development organs have intensified their work, reconstruction projects have been re-launched, and social justice is once more thriving.
Last year the White flag – embodying the hopes and aspirations of Afghans – flew triumphantly over 41 district in their totality. The Kabul regime – with the assistance of their foreign benefactors – expended all efforts to slow the momentum of the Islamic soldiers but failed, suffering immense human and material losses in the process.
The foreign occupiers of Afghanistan spent immense treasures over the past 15 years, including propping up a compliant regime and training a supposed national mercenary force to fight their battles. Yet despite these expenditures they have failed to extinguish the flame of freedom radiantly burning in the chests of ordinary Afghans. The freedom fighters of Afghanistan daily gain momentum over their enemies and their ranks are swelling with fresh recruits. The regime – demoralized and dazzled – is only thinking of filling up their coffers one last time with foreign ‘aid’ before fleeing the battlefield. The foreign forces would be well advised to utilize this opportunity and seek an honorable exit to their occupation lest the day soon arrives when they will leave Afghanistan as dramatically as they left Vietnam.