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Ousted Taleban Regime Launches Pirate Radio Station


Afghanistan's Taleban regime, which was driven from power by U.S.-led forces, has launched a clandestine radio station that is being heard in that country's southern provinces.

The pirate radio station, called Shariat Shagh or Voice of Shariat, operates from a mobile transmitter and broadcasts anti-U.S. and anti-government propaganda and Islamic hymns. It can be heard in regions of the country which were once the strongholds of the fundamentalist movement.

The Voice of Shariat comes as a bloody insurgency still rages in parts of Afghanistan, particularly in the south. A Taleban spokesman said the radio station will tell listeners about the Taleban's thoughts and objectives.

U.S.-led forces toppled the Taleban government after it refused to hand over al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, architect of the September 11, 2001, attacks against the U.S.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.