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Taliban Publishes Declaration to Mark Afghan Independence Day

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The Taliban radical movement (outlawed in Russia) published a declaration marking Afghan Independence Day on Thursday, Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid reported on Twitter, TASS reports. 

He published a link to a document noting that this was the "Declaration of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of the country’s independence from the British rule."

"The Afghans are very proud that their country today is on the threshold of independence from American occupation. This is a divine blessing that all Afghans should be grateful for. We should work in unity and sincerity in the interests of the Islamic system in our country as well as for the sake of the nation’s reconstruction and prosperity," the document said.

This is the first official document of its kind by the Taliban, marking the occasion of the national event after the group took control of the country.


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