Archive photo of a soldier in Afghanistan.
Foto: RYAN REMIORZ/AP

Archive photo of a soldier in Afghanistan.

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Taleban targets Denmark

The Taleban is doing its best to hit Danish soldiers in Afghanistan, according to the organisation’s spokesman.

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Danish soldiers are a primary target for the Taleban in Afghanistan because of the Mohammed cartoon issue, according to the Taleban spokesman.

“We are doing our best to hit the Danes as hard as possible. We will kill them and force them out of our country. We’ll catch them and sooner or later we will have our revenge,” says Qari Yousouf Ahmadi in an interview with Ekstra Bladet, the first Danish media to interview him.

“Foreigners are our enemy. But in the Danish forces we have two enemies. First of all they have invaded us and secondly they have desecrated our holy prophet and the Koran,” Ahmadi says.

Morale
The Taleban is still strong in large parts of Afghanistan, but has been under pressure in Helmand where Danish soldiers have been engaged in heavy fighting. But Ahmadi denies that the Taleban is losing the war.

“We are getting stronger throughout the country, and particularly in Helmand. Our morale is high,” Ahmadi says.

Edited by Julian Isherwood

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