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Taliban announce new Afghanistan offensive

April 27, 2013 at 11:06 AM   |   Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan, April 27 (UPI) -- The Taliban this weekend announced their summer offensive was officially under way in Afghanistan under the code name Khalid bin Walid.

Khaama Press said Saturday the insurgents issued a statement warning Western military commanders they could expect a wave of so-called insider attacks as well as strikes against airfields and diplomatic targets.

The Taliban also sent a message to Afghan security troops saying the best way for them to remain safe would be to refuse to serve the current U.S.-backed government. Civilians were urged to stay clear of foreign outposts.

Khalid bin Walid officially commences Sunday, which Khaama Press noted is the anniversary of the ouster of the former communist government.

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