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PublishDate: Tuesday, January 3, 201209:45

Pak-Afghan Taliban pledge to fight US forces in Afghanistan

The committee comprises Maulvi Azmatullah, Maulvi Noor Saeed, Maulvi Saeedullah, Maulvi Sadar Hayat and Hafeez Amir Hamza.

The decision was make following a session by Pakistani and Afghan Taliban group, which also led to the formation of a council by both groups AOP reported.
The committee comprises Maulvi Azmatullah, Maulvi Noor Saeed, Maulvi Saeedullah, Maulvi Sadar Hayat and Hafeez Amir Hamza. 
The Afghan Taliban fighters at the meetings included Zabiullah Mujahid, a well-known spokesman, and Maulvi Sangin, who claims to have custody of U.S. Army Pvt. Bowe R. Bergdahl, captured in Afghanistan in 2009.
The meetings were held in Pakistan’s tribal region in November and December at the request of the Afghan Taliban’s leadership council. They could indicate the militants are struggling in Afghanistan, or conversely, that they want to make sure they hit U.S. forces hard as the Americans accelerate their withdrawal this year. That could give the Taliban additional leverage in any peace negotiations.

Spokesman for the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan Ihsanullah Ihsan confirmed that the meeting had been held and the statement dated Dec 31 was issued after approval by Taliban’s supreme leader Mullah Omar.

A Taliban commander said, Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omer was not satisfied with the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan as they forgot to continue fighting the foreign troops in Afghanistan and waged war against the Pakistani government.

In the meantime, a senior Al Qaedacommander Abu Yahya al-Libi told Pakistani fighters at a meeting on Dec. 11, “For God’s sake, forget all your differences and give us fighters to boost the battle against America in Afghanistan.”

Al-Libi, the Al Qaeda commander, asked the Pakistani militants to provide additional fighters to the Afghan Taliban in March, when the snow melts from the passes connecting Pakistan and Afghanistan and the spring fighting season begins.

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