Taliban Threatens Paris Attacks (Video)

The Taliban threatened to launch attacks in Paris unless France withdraws its troops from Afghanistan:

Reuters video

The video released today included footage of a French army vehicle being stalked by fighters in Afghanistan.
Reuters reported:

The Taliban threatened to launch attacks in Paris unless France withdraws from Afghanistan, in a video aired by Al Arabiya television on Monday.

The video also claimed an ambush that killed 10 French troops in August was carried out by the Taliban. It was not clear when the recording was made.

“We have killed 10 French soldiers today as a message to the French so that they rectify their mistakes and withdraw from Afghanistan, and if they don’t they will hear our response in Paris,” said Mullah Farouq, identified as the commander of the unit that raided the French troops, on the video. His remarks were dubbed into Arabic by the station.

The video included footage of what appeared to be a French armoured unit being stalked by Taliban fighters. Some insurgents were later shown wearing uniforms of the French soldiers they had killed.

Also today the Taliban dismissed President Hamid Karzai’s offer of negotiations.


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