New statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's Zabīh Allah Mujāhid: "Remarks Concerning the Use of Children in the Jihādī Ranks of the Islamic Emirate"

Enemy circles have recently begun publishing fabricated reports claiming that children are being taken advantage of in the Jihadi ranks of Islamic Emirate, that they are being used in the battlefields and most importantly that they are being employed in martyrdom operations.
To give credibility to the enemy propaganda some organizations have made similar claims without ever carrying out an independent investigation.
We strongly reject all such claims. The Islamic Emirate does not permit the use of children in the Jihadi ranks and neither does it see any need for it.
Employing children in Jihadi ranks is forbidden by Shariah. The military code of conduct book of the Islamic Emirate also prohibits the use of children and most importantly children do not have the capability of achieving military objectives.
We have hundreds of pre-trained adult martyrdom seekers patiently waiting for years for their respected turns so why would their ever be a thought or a need to train children and then use them in operations in their childhood?
Such propaganda is solely employed in an attempt to disrepute the name of Jihad and such fake scenes are also frequently prepared and broadcasted by the notorious Kabul regime intelligence agency.
Contrarily the enemy ranks especially those of the Arbaki militia groups are filled with children regarding which a lot of evidence has been published and the nation is a witness to it as well.
Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Zabihullah Mujahid
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