In the purported message from Mullah Omar, sent to the Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) news agency to mark the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, Mullah Omar said "aggressor forces" in
"I am confident that the enemy will run away in degradation and embarrassment... Afghans have always expelled their enemies by force and no enemy or aggressive force has left
at its own will," Mullah Omar said. Afghanistan
He also said a plan to hold tribal councils, or jirgas, on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border in an effort to find ways to end the violence was a trap.
"Now the aggressor forces in our country want to entangle our valiant nation and tribes in their devilish trap by way of jirgas," he said, according to an Urdu-language translation of the message, issued by AIP.
"But I am sure that no Muslim will participate in something that is created by the aggressors and puppets. Those who attend will only be people who have sold out," he said.
"Our aggressor enemy has been defeated and now they are hatching new conspiracies for their survival," Mullah Omar said. Agencies.