In the face of the possible American attack, the Taliban forces are urgently hiding their aircraft and weapons in underground bunkers and remote mountain dugouts, a Taliban spokesperson told the Online agency. According to the spokesperson, the decision to the effect was made in Kandagar at a cabinet meeting, chaired by the Taliban spiritual leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. The Taliban leadership believes that the United States will not start with a ground operation, but will, first of all, deliver air strikes at Afghan territory. According to the Taliban spokesman, up to 6,000 Arab militants from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, and Oman have recently joined the Taliban military formations. They are currently located in the Khost and Gerat provinces.
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