Monday, Oct 12th, 2009
On the eve of the eighth anniversary of the Afghan war, a Pashtun regional commander and former prime minister has said that no Afghan was involved in the 9/11 attacks on the United States and accused Washington of using a false pretext to launch its war on the the south-west Asian country.
In a video address released Tuesday, top Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar said the war launched against the Taliban and al-Qaida by Americans in 2001 was unjustified as the September 11 attacks were not carried out by Afghans.
He said the attacks were planned in Europe and the U.S. and not in Afghanistan or Iraq and that no Afghan has taken part in any attack against the American nation.
Hekmatyar said the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were planned on U.S. soil and were carried out by people born in the U.S. and Europe who were trained there. He said everyone knew the pilot training was done in the U.S. and the plan of the operation was hatched there.
This article was posted: Monday, October 12, 2009 at 3:58 am