Peshawar: Al Qaeda, a terror outfit across the globe, has urged its fighters to launch fresh attacks on the NATO supply convoys, travelling from Pakistan to Afghanistan, in order to secure the back of their ally, Afghan Taliban.
In a video posted on Jihadi websites on Thursday, al Qaeda’s spokesman for Pakistan, Ustad Ahmad Farooq, said “On this occasion I urge our Mujahid brothers from Karachi and Makran to Khyber that they must pay special attention to targeting American and NATO supply lines.”
Farooq said that jihadists should target not only the convoys, but also the owners of the trucking companies that are contracted to ship supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan.
“Destroy with land mines the containers that carry the instruments of death for our Afghan brothers,” Farooq continued.
“Wipe out these convoys with guerrilla operations. Target the owners of companies that have contracts for supply … in short secure the back of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan by any means necessary!”
Farooq berated the Pakistani military and government for their ties to the US, and for accepting the reopening of the supply lines and for allowing the continuation of drone strikes.
He described Pakistan’s leadership as “slaves” who have sold out Muslims, and who “safeguards its own seat of power and protects its vested interests.”
Farooq also urged “the scholars of this nation, callers to the religion and all people of virtue and honour in Pakistan to express their disavowal with this act of treachery with the Jihad in Afghanistan.”
He said that Pakistan’s religious political parties “still have enough power left that if they seek Allah’s help, earnestly resolve to stop this series of treachery with the Jihad in Afghanistan using all permissible means and start a mass movement against drone attacks and NATO supplies, the government and army will be forced to submit to their demands in a matter of days.”
It is to be mentioned here that Pakistan reopened Nato supplies, after halting it for more than seven months in response to the killing of its 24 soldiers in a strike carried out by United States in Salala.