The old Afghan jihadist has fallen on hard times since he was proclaimed Emir al-Momineen (Leader of the Believers — Caliph) in Kandahar in 1996, but he hasn’t given up. “Mullah Omar vows to keep fighting,” from AFP (thanks to Twostellas):
KANDAHAR: Taliban supreme leader Mullah Omar vowed yesterday to keep fighting throughout the winter and attack Afghan and international troops who drove his forces from a southern town last week.
In a message to mark Eid al-Adha, the militant chief said there would be no rest for troops in Musa Qala, which the Taliban held for 10 months before its recapture.
“We”ll not allow rest for invading forces in Musa Qala. Our mujahedin (holy warriors) are still around the villages,” Omar said in a statement which was read to AFP over the phone by one of his spokesmen.
“The enemy has been defeated,” Omar said in his statement.
“But to totally defeat them and force them out of our country, we all need to give sacrifice,” he said.
“Eid al-Adha means (festival of the) sacrifice, and this is the time to sacrifice for our country.”