Taliban outfit vows to fight U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan

Other News Materials 6 June 2009 06:57 (UTC +04:00)

Taliban militants fighting Afghan and the U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan Friday vowed to fight till last, a statement of outfit released to media said, Xinhua reported.

    Reacting to President Barack Obama's speech in Egypt on Thursday, the Taliban described his words as an attempt to deceive the Muslims and push ahead Washington's expansionist agenda.

    Besides stressing for enhancing relation between the U.S. and the Muslim world, President Obama in his speech said that American forces would not stay permanently in Afghanistan and would leave that country after defeating Taliban and al-Qaeda insurgents.

    "If Obama wants peace in Afghanistan and the region, he should pull out his troops and give an end to occupation," Taliban said in the statement released to media in southern Afghanistan.

    In the six-article statement, issued by the leadership council of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (name of Taliban ousted regime) the militia also emphasized for Jihad (holy war) by saying, "We are calling on all the Muslims to continue Jihad against the American invaders and infidels until getting back your freedom."