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Notorious Taliban Commander Vows to Fight On

A crackdown by U.S. forces in southern Afghanistan will not weaken the Taliban or stop their battle to drive U.S. forces from the country, one of the deposed militia’s toughest military leaders said. Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah, blamed for ordering the murder of a foreign Red Cross worker last year, said the latest U.S.-led offensive would not stop “jihadi activities.” He was speaking in a satellite telephone interview with Reuters late Monday. Dadullah also rejected any suggestion that Taliban guerrillas fighting the U.S.-backed government would enter negotiations. “There is no question of the Taliban talking to anyone until the American forces leave our country,” he said. “The United States has killed thousands of innocent Afghans to topple the Islamic government of the Taliban. They have even not pardoned innocent Afghan children, and the genocide of Afghans is still continuing.” Full Story

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