Taliban claim to have acquired security plans for Loya Jirga

The Taliban claimed they have acquired 28 pages, including maps and other documents, of the Afghan government’s plans to provide security for the upcoming Loya Jirga in Kabul. The Taliban released the documents on their propaganda website, Voice of Jihad. According to the statement [reprinted below], the documents were obtained “from two Ministries and from the special security corps of the government.” The Afghan government has claimed that the documents are fake. From Voice of Jihad:

The vigilant Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate have acquired the security plans, maps and other documents related to the upcoming supposed Loya Jirga (National Assembly) by means of its personnel embedded inside the enemy ranks. Just as the enemy has been using different technological means in contrast to all the established international norms and principles in order to spread propaganda and frequently attack the websites and emails of Islamic Emirate to spread lies, Mujahideen have also been wanting to take revenge for quite some time now and managed to finally expose a very delicate security plan today. These important secrets are the security plans for the upcoming so-called Loya Jirga,

hatched up by the special commission of important security organs in conjunction with ISAF invaders under the orders of Karzai and about which the spokesman of Ministry of Interior had also boasted to journalists.

With acquisition of this, the weakness of our enemy had been made clear and shows the despair and hopelessness spread amongst their ranks. On the other hand, it proves the truthfulness of Islamic Emirate where it has reached a stage that even important people in the enemy ranks are helping out Mujahideen. And in this way it also nullifies the claims of Americans that Taliban have not expanded their influence inside the government of Karzai.

These important secrets which you will see in the below pages have been acquired by Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate from two Ministries and from the special security corps of the government (قطعه حمایوي رجال برجسته دولتي). Our upcoming attacks will become even more lethal and precise with the acquisition of such intelligence material, if Allah Wills it. Besides this, it is also necessary to remind those people who want to participate in this Jirga or agree to its illegitimate resolutions that their lists and actions will be noted down and they will be put on trial. Then they will be humiliated in front of the whole nation and will bear the brunt of the nations real sons.

Note: The original security plans which consist of 28 pages and 6 pictorial maps have been re-composed and re-written by us for intelligence and policy purposes. We will release the second, third, twenty eighth sides of the plan and a map to show its validation and will also release the pictorial part of it in the near future, if Allah Wills it.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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