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    Afghanistan's National Islamic Front chief SAYED AHMAD GAILANI in an exclusive interview to VISNEWS discussed the future patter of Afghanistan politics said "When I first declared Jihad it was on the basis of my own faith and to respect the will of the people of Afghanistan.

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    :: Gailani says that he met former King ZAHIR SHAH twice. He was his personal friend and it was not apolitical visit. It did not mean that Gailani was in favour of monarchy for Afghanistan. It was left to the will of the people of Afghanistan to choose any form of Govt they wished for the country.



    ::Referring to the future struggle for independence Gailani said that the first thing was to carry on Jihad(Holy War) in order to force Russia to withdraw from Afghanistan. "Here we are expecting help and assistance from Muslim brother countries, and political assistance from the whole world."



    :: "After the withdrawal of Soviet Russia it is necessary to have an international force under the UN auspices for the people of Afghanistan to choose their own future pattern of life. A precondition for this is the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan."



    :: We know that guerilla warfare won't have much effect on the modern weapon being used by Russia and we Won't be able to throw out Russians by guerilla warfare alone. In spite of this and the Soviet power, we have faith and the conviction and the guerilla type of resistance will go on for a long time. Russia cannot swallow Afghanistan and dominate for ever and change our political structure. We are making it of costly for them."



    :: Russians are aiming at something greater than merely the occupation of Afghanistan. Their Afghanistan aggression spells great danger to the Gulf States, Pakistan and the rest of the world.



    :: Majority of tribal society is tribal and the invading Army has united the tribes of Afghanistan. Experience shows that the tribes will continue fighting. It is not merely the tribes, Students and educated people, including women and girls are resisting bravely Ninety percent of Afghan forces have joined the Mujahideen. Over 60,000 have already joined and only 14,000 are with Babrak Karmel. We are in dire need of small arms. "It is nonsense to say that Mujahideen are using Pakistan as their mother base. The training ground is inside Afghanistan.





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    Background: Afghanistan's National Islamic Front chief SAYED AHMAD GAILANI in an exclusive interview to VISNEWS discussed the future patter of Afghanistan politics said "When I first declared Jihad it was on the basis of my own faith and to respect the will of the people of Afghanistan. We have declared in our Manifesto that we are in favour of the establishment of an Islamic Republic--a regime established on the principle of democracy."

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA34WR20H11AZEX824F6OWHEME
    Media URN:
    VLVAA34WR20H11AZEX824F6OWHEME
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:54:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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