Taliban 9/11 Statement: Defeat of ‘Humiliated’ U.S. Imminent

Afghanistan Islamic State

The Afghan Taliban marked the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States with a statement claiming their victory over American "occupiers" was imminent, NBC News reported.

American troops — due to withdraw from the country completely in 2016 — will leave the country "ashamed and humiliated," read the statement, sent to reporters on Friday.

"Fourteen years ago the American invaders launched illegal attacks on our country under the pretext of the Sept. 11 incident to invade our Islamic country and threatening the region," according to the statement issued by a faction led by Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, who was unveiled as leader in July. "Soon we will defeat the American led occupiers," it said.

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