Afghanistan: Taliban issues victory manifesto

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August 30, 2011
The Australian [Australia]    
Posted in News

"Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar has confirmed talks between the insurgency and the US, and laid out a manifesto for a Taliban government that protects private business, exploits the country's mineral wealth and maintains good foreign relations. An internet message purportedly written by the one-eyed militant to mark the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr claims the Afghan insurgency is close to victory, citing recent foreign troop casualties, Taliban expansionism and the killing of a string of high-level Afghan officials." (08/31/11)  

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