Taliban declares support to ISIL


Militants of the Taliban Movement in Pakistan. File photo

ARA News

Istanbul, Turkey – The Taliban Movement in Pakistan (extremist group founded by Mullah Mohammad Umar) issued a statement expressing its support to the Islamic State’s (ISIS/IS) militants deployed in Syria and Iraq, on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.

The Pakistani Taliban demanded in its statement that jihadist Islamic forces in Syria and Iraq unite in order to repel what they described as “the enemy” represented in the international coalition led by the United States.

The statement, which was published on Taliban-linked Twitter accounts on Sunday, was undersigned by Maulana Fazlallah, the leader of the group.

“We are proud of your victories against enemies, and we declare our full support to your efforts,” said Fazlallah.

“In these difficult days, we invite you to be patient and persistent as well as being united, because today your enemies are united against you and against your Caliphate,” the Taliban leader said.

He also pointed out that the Islamic world will stand behind the IS, an al-Qaeda offshoot, in these difficult days and will help as much as they can.

The Taliban Pakistan had sent more than 1500 fighters to the Middle East, as announced earlier, to support the fundamentalist Islamic State group in its war against the armed opposition factions in Syria, the Syrian and Iraqi forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in Kurdistan Region.

Noteworthy, recent reports said that dozens of IS-linked militants were seen in the Pakistani city of Peshawar promoting for the Caliphate announced by the Islamic State, in a step considered by observers as an apparent coordination between Taliban and the IS.


Reporting by: Mohammed Nasser

Source: ARA News

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