Below is a statement from the Afghan Taliban, which refers to itself as the "Islamic Emirate [state] of Afghanistan" (as it did in the 1990s).
Statement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Regarding the Anniversary of the 9/11 Event
It is now for nine years that Afghanistan has been burning in the flames of the invasion of the American invaders, that started under the pretext of avenging the September event. In the past nine years, thousands of Afghans have been martyred, injured and detained by the invading Americans and others forced to leave their houses. On the other hand, the Mujahideen punished thousands of Americans and their allies during armed confrontations and Jihad by killing and injuring them for their invasion.
Furthermore, they have had heavy financial losses amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars. But still the Americans are bent on continuing the occupation of Afghanistan under the same hackneyed pretext and destroying and prosecuting the Afghans by further prolonging a war that could not be won. Americans have not achieved any tangible result to remedy the pains of the victims of 9/11 despite the continuation of the war for nine years.
The policy followed by the invading rulers of the White House under the pretext of avenging the September Event, unquestionably led to other hundreds of bloody events not only in Afghanistan but in others parts of the world. Hence in every part of the globe, the citizenship of USA has become a mark of danger. The people of America have been deprived of a peaceful and secure life. Their houses, cities, offices, airports and barracks have become battle fields. They are not able to find any solace and peace any where. Albeit that, they are regarded as invaders and aggressors at world’s level.
The war which they have started in Afghanistan, ironically thousands of kilometers away from the place of the occurrence of the event under the name of avenging the September event, is facing defeat because it is an illegitimate war which will eventually usher in the downfall of the American empire. Members of the global coalition which they had allied with at the beginning of he war, are now busy wriggling themselves of the entangle the Americans are grappling with, by pulling their forces out of Afghanistan after their having understood the realities behind it.
The confused rulers of America, instead of considering a rationale exit, persist in implementing plans which would lead to political and economic instability and law and order situation not only in Afghanistan, in the region but in America itself.
After the passage of nine years since the September Event and their resorting to the usage of all warfare tactics, they have now lost the chance of peace in Afghanistan. They have only once chance now and that is to withdraw their forces from Afghanistan unconditionally. They are not entitled to submitting (certain) conditions as a quid pro quo for withdrawal because the invasion of Afghanistan was an illegitimate action in the first place. Despite that, they are facing a dashing defeat. Therefore, on this occasion of the ninth anniversary of the September Event, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan advises the American rulers to take advantage of this chance; lose not further chances and unconditionally withdraw forces from Afghanistan. Thus they may save themselves from the fate of the former Britain and Soviet Union and put an end to the knotty Afghan issue.
It is the legitimate right of the Afghans to determine the future destiny of Afghanistan and establish a strong and independent Islamic system there. The Islamic Emirate has started Jihad against the invaders in order to ensure realization of this objective. They will continue their Islamic sacred duty (Jihad) until and unless the invaders are no more in Afghanistan and an Islamic sovereignty is established there.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan