"Our fighters have had huge successes with many attacks. We will be victorious. Once foreign forces have been exiled we foresee success. God willing, when NATO leaves it will be as it was before... the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan," reported The Independent paper citing the militant commander telling a British daily.
Talking to the Daily Mirror outside Pakistan's Peshawar city, the militant, using the pseudonym Qari Nasrullah, 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."
He also hinted that there could be talks with the Afghanistan government about entering a power-sharing agreement after the foreign forces leave. "We will unite all Afghans in one home as this is their home. We will sit together and decide between ourselves. We will do everything after the soldiers leave."
"This is our Afghanistan and regarding the unification of Afghans and forming government is an internal matter.
"We do want peace but we do not want others to direct us. We are well informed on how to unite our nation, our people and our country and do not need anyone else's directions," said the militant, adding "Regarding your soldiers' death toll, when they travel that far to fight a war they are definitely not going to be presented with flowers and there will be deaths for sure.
"And if I say I am sorry for this just to make you happy... then that would be wrong.''
--IANS (Posted on 04-10-2013)