Taliban Defense Minister Rallies Troops for War
Taliban Defense Minister Obaidulla called on his troops Monday to prepare for the defense of Afghanistan and "fight with all your might" against any foreign aggressors, The Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported.
During a tour of Taliban military units close to the northwest Pakistan border, Obaidulla indicated that the time for conflict was drawing closer.
"You should fight with all your might against any attack and defend your country. Our enemy is powerful but our God is the strongest of all," AIP quoted him as telling Taliban forces near the Torkham border crossing with Pakistan.
Obaidulla was accompanied by Chief of Army Staff Mullah Fazal Mohammad Mazloom and the Taliban's chief of intelligence, Qari Amadullah.
Earlier the minister also visited military units in the eastern city of Jalalabad, AIP said -- ISLAMABAD (AFP)
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