Interviews With Afghan Mujahidun Official For The Maidan
30 July 2010
By Al-Ikhwah Al-Mujahidun
Al-Somood magazine has conducted an interview with his
Excellency about the military situation in Maidan
Wardak to present this to its readers.
Question: Gracious Sheikh, we would like to present a
picture, even a brief picture, on the military
situation and Jihadist activity in Maidan Wardak
Answer: In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the
Merciful, praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, a
happy outcome to the Pious, prayers and peace upon the
best of creation, the noblest Prophet and Messenger,
and upon his family, and companions and all those
guided by him.
By the Grace of Allah, High and Exalted, the military
situation in the Maidan Wardak province is completely
to the advantage of the Mujahideen. The co-operation
of the people and their standing with the Mujahideen
has advanced the combat activities of the Mujahideen
and exposed the schemes of the crusader enemy to
failure and cast fear into them.
You know that the province of Maidan Wardak is
tantamount to the main gateway to the capital Kabul.
The Mujahideen have been able to achieve a military
advance to reach this strategic gateway and thereby
established a strong front on the heights overlooking
Kabul city. With great ease, the Mujahideen are able
to attack this main corridor which crosses the
province and connects Kabul with other main cities
like Ghazni and Qandahar. We can say that the
Mujahideen have expanded their control over 85% of the
territory of Maidan Wardak while the crusader enemy is
held up and besieged in the provincial and district
Question: Where are the crusader invader forces
concentrated in Maidan Wardak province and to what
extent have their schemes in the province succeeded?
Answer: The province of Maidan Wardak is composed of 9
districts and the crusaders have a military base in
the province capital as well as scattered military
positions along the main Kabul-Qandahar corridor that
dissects the country. Despite the security
fortifications that surround their military points
along this corridor, their military columns are
subjected to the campaigns of the Mujahideen which
strike at them.
The Mujahideen are trying to block this main corridor
and close it permanently. Battles between the
Mujahideen and crusaders occur to control the corridor
and the two sides will swap control of it during the
day while at the night the Mujahideen will take
complete control of it and all the roads leading to
the district. Public vehicles and commercial convoys
can cross the corridor at any time during the night,
but the trucks of the vehicles of the Americans and
their helpers are blocked completely.
Whenever the Mujahideen launch attacks on the
crusaders in the main corridor they seize great
amounts of booty and inflict huge casualties. The
vehicles and other military equipment that we have in
our possession, all of it were seized by the
Mujahideen as booty.
Question: Where are the fields of your military
operations and what kind of attacks are you
undertaking against the enemy and their bases?
Answer: I said previously that we can attack the enemy
at any place in Maidan Wardak province, but in order
to harass and weaken the enemy we concentrate on
high-impact raids against the military convoys that
pass through the main corridor. At the beginning of
Mujahideen operations in this province, the Mujahideen
were few in number and the enemy possessed vast
military resources. So we were planting mines and
carrying out surprise attacks. These methods brought
positive results and sapped the enemy’s strength. Now
the number of Mujahideen has increased and the enemy
is overcome by weakness. So in addition to planting
mines, launching surprise raids and setting up
ambushes, we also carry out military clashes.
As a result of these operations, the enemy has
sustained huge losses in soldiers killed and tanks
destroyed and loss of various equipment as booty. The
proof of what we say are these Ranger military
vehicles and Surf vehicles each of which carry
markings indicating that they belonged to the military
units and brigades of the army of the puppet
administration in Kabul.
Question: Additional American troops have arrived to
Maidan Wardak this year. What impact has this had on
the operations of the Mujahideen?
Answer: The dispatch of additional American troops to
Maidan Wardak province has had no negative impact on
Mujahideen operations. Rather, it has increased
Mujahideen operations because the arrival of new
soldiers has meant that the number of military targets
has doubled. The spine of the military equation is
soldiers’ morale not their number. What ails the
Americans in Afghanistan is the collapsed morale of
their frightened soldiers. This ailment cannot be
evaded by increasing the number of troops.
Question: If you please could, we would like you to
give us brief information on your combat operations in
the past three months.
Answer: Through the Grace of Allah, this year was a
bloody and violent year for the Americans and their
crusader allies. The American invaders acknowledge
this truth. This was a year of violent front-lines and
ferocious battles in all parts of Afghanistan and
especially Maidan Wardak, where the operations temp of
the Mujahideen increased.
During the past three months, our area of operations
has encompassed wide regions from Sarbil to Sheikh
Abad and Salar all along the main corridor. We have
killed large numbers of crusaders and destroyed their
armored and other military vehicles. We have burned
many supply trucks in addition to killing many lackeys
and forcing the crusaders and their agents to stay
besieged in their holes.
Question:What is the effective military strategy that
must be taken to weaken the morale of the enemy?
Answer: An effective military strategy varies from
province to province. For example, in Kunar and
Nuristan provinces, the most suitable military method
is a military clash because those two provinces
possess a geographic situation suitable for this
military strategy. Meanwhile in Helmand and the
southwest of Afghanistan the preferred method is to
plant mines and use explosives because the terrain of
those areas is desert terrain which does not afford
the Mujahideen secure places to hide.
As for Kabul, martyrdom operations and surprise
attacks are best because the open concentration of
large numbers of invaders there gives the Mujahideen
an opportunity to launch those kinds of campaigns
against their bases and barracks.
Praise be to Allah, the Mujahideen will take advantage
of the methods which suit their geographic situation
and injure the enemy the most.
Question:You are situated in Maidan Wardak province
close to the capital Kabul. The enemy is able to move
fast to assist and rescue its personnel. How are you
able to launch attacks on the enemy’s mobile targets?
Answer: First of all, I will say that our battle with
the enemy relies upon the aid of Allah, the Exalted
and Sublime, and faith in Him. Our Jihad in the cause
of Allah continues with His aid and help, not with
material things or modern, fabricated methods. If it
were not so, how could the isolated Mujahideen in
wounded Afghanistan confront 45 advanced nations with
huge armies, armed with advanced weapons? This is a
confrontation in which the Mujahideen will be
victories, Allah willing.
We accept that our resources are limited and that our
capabilities are less than the huge capabilities of
the enemy. Indeed there is no comparison between the
Mujahideen and the enemy.
Yes, in answer to your question I say that Maidan
Wardak is located a stone’s throw away from Kabul and
that the enemy can easily assist his army during a
battle there. But I must make clear that the enemy has
sustained the greatest losses in this province, many
of his armored vehicles have been destroyed and the
necks of many the arrogant and haughty ones have been
broken on its rocks.
Question: What is your view regarding the dispatch of
more foreign troops to Afghanistan and how do you
analyze this situation?
Answer: I have previously indicated that victory in
war hinges upon the high-morale of soldiers not on an
increase in their numbers. The number of American
soldiers has been continuously on the increase
throughout the war, from 8,000 in the beginning to
almost 70,000 in the past year. But Mc Chrystal is
requesting 30,000 more additional troops. If victory
in war hinged on increasing the number of soldiers,
then America would have achieved something in the past
year, 2009. But, by admission of the Americans, that
the losses among their soldiers during this past year
have been more severe and that the Mujahideen have
made greater progress.
Question: When will the Mujahideen be able to dislodge
the occupation forces in Afghanistan and make them
flee (the country)?
Answer: When will the Americans and their crusader
allies leave Afghanistan? This matter is among the
secrets known only to Allah. But, by my reading of the
current situation, it is clear that the date of their
flight is imminent.
Their analysts and politicians are reporting the
speedy defeat of the Americans and the victory of the
Mujahideen in Afghanistan. As for the Mujahideen, they
must continue to wage jihad against the American and
crusading invaders in order to establish an Islamic
regime. The moment of picking the fruit of their labor
has approached, Allah willing. They see with their
eyes that by the blessing of their jihad the enemy
will be broken and will drag their tails defeated and
broken and in flight, just like the arrogant,
tyrannical English and Russian invaders were defeated
Al-Somood: Your Excellency Sheikh! We thank you for
your speaking with us and your open-mindedness to our
questions. We beseech Allah to grant you success in
The leader: I thank you also.
Sheikh Nur ul-Haqq Mujahid bin Mohammed, from
the Maidan Wardak province. Born in the year 1386H in
the village Mohamed Nur Kheil in the Zimnio area of
He received his elementary education in the local
schools in his birthplace then immigrated to Pakistan
where he continued his learning in different schools
until graduating from the Imdad ‘Ulum Shari’a school
in Peshawar in 1413H, graduating with the highest
certificate. After his graduation, he began teaching
students and conducting preaching and reform
activities in his area, laying the cornerstone for a
Sharia school and establishing a student association
by the name of Ahl al-Sunna wal-Jama’a in the Maidan
Joining the Islamic Emirate Caravan
Sheikh Nur ul-Haqq joined the caravan of the Islamic
Emirate upon its establishment and assumed a number of
administrative responsibilities in different regions
of Afghanistan, rising to become commander of military
security in the Nangarhar province in eastern
Afghanistan. After the American occupation of
Afghanistan, he began Jihad against the Americans and
their helpers and trained hundreds of Mujahideen and
sent to the combat zone.
One year after the American invasion, the leadership
of the Islamic Emirate entrusted him with general
supervision of all military formations in the Maidan
Wardak province. His Excellency enjoys extensive
military experience in addition to a broad awareness
and understanding of political issues and their