TTP Chief reiterates holy war against Pakistan in an interview with CNN

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TTP Chief reiterates holy war against Pakistan in an interview with CNN

KABUL/WASHINGTON – As the Afghan Taliban keep sweeping through a third of Afghanistan’s regions following the US withdrawal from the Asian country, the chief of banned Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan reiterated ‘holy war’ against Islamabad.

In his first ever interview with CNN’s Nic Robertson, Noor Wali Mehsud expressed hope to get support from the Afghan insurgents amid the escalating situation.

Mehsud, who was speaking from an unknown location, announced to wage their bloody campaign from "a united front" instead of fighting individually.

“The victory of Afghan Taliban is the victory of entire Muslim people,” the TTP chief, who took command in the year 2018, can be heard saying in Urdu. Furthermore, he said their relations [with the Afghan Taliban] are "based on brotherhood, sympathy, and Islamic principles."

In a rare video appearance, the chief of a banned global terror organization said: “Our fight is with only Pakistan as we are at war with Pakistan Armed forces."

Mehsud expressed to take control of the tribal areas of Pakistan – which the South Asian country has merged into an adjacent province, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in a bid to restore peace to these lands.