September 10, 2011

Taliban Seek Probe Into 9/11 Attacks

Taliban spokesman: 'the US and its allies are responding ... with airstrikes and attacks.'

by Javed Hamim Kakar

KABUL (PAN): On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the Taliban reiterated on Saturday their demand for an independent and impartial investigation into the incident.

About 3,000 people were killed in the attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Centre in New York on the morning of September 11, 2001 when 19 hijackers took control of four commercial airliners en route to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Five hijackers crashed American Airlines Flight 11 into the World Trade Centre's North Tower and another five hit the South Tower with the United Airlines Flight 175.

Following resistance from passengers, several hijackers flew American Airlines Flight 77 into the Pentagon, with a fourth plane crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The US invaded Afghanistan a month later, blaming the Al Qaeda and Taliban for the assaults on the centres of its military and economic might. Ten years on, the war in the impoverished Central Asian continues.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said the movement had long been seeking a neutral probe into the incident. "But the US and its allies are responding to our logical demand with airstrikes and attacks."

The killing of tens of thousands of innocent Afghans on the pretext of avenging the 9/11 attacks would be a perpetual question mark over Western democracy, Mujahid said in a statement.

He urged the countries involved in the conflict to mount pressure on the US not to plunder Afghanistan's natural resources under the garb of the war on terrorism.

[Evidence now available from various sources, including recently declassified U.S. State Department documents, shows that the Taliban regime led by Mullah Mohammad Omar imposed strict isolation on Osama bin Laden after 1998 to prevent him from carrying out any plots against the United States.--Gareth Porter, "Taliban Regime Pressed bin Laden on anti-US Terror," Inter Press Service, February 12, 2010]

"Muslims Didn't Do It," The Wisdom Fund, September 11, 2011

TeleSUR, September 11, 2011

"'9/11 work of US rogue elements, possibly Mossad'," Press TV US Desk, September 12, 2011

Talban Takeover Decoded: What Role Did Pakistan's ISI Play?, The Wire, August 26, 2021

Citizens 9/11 Commission Campaign


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