Taliban Chief Vows That They Will Take Over All Of Afghanistan When Nato Troops Pull Out
October 4, 2013
Taliban chief vows to 'unite all Afghans' and take over the whole country when Nato troops pull out
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By Becky Evans
PUBLISHED: 02:57 EST, 4 October 2013 | UPDATED: 03:04 EST, 4 October 2013
A Taliban chief has told a British newspaper that the fundamentalist group is preparing to run Afghanistan when Nato forces leave.
The militant, using the pseudonym Qari Nasrullah, said most of the country is now under Taliban control.
The Nato mission is due to end in 2014, with U.S. and British troops pulling out by the end of the year.
Nasrullah, speaking to the Daily Mirror, said: 'In Afghanistan, praise be to God, we are heading towards success. We are approaching total success as most of the country is now under our control.
'Our fighters have had huge successes with many attacks. We will be victorious.