The Taliban's elusive leader boasted fighters are infiltrating Afghanistan's security forces, saying they are attacking NATO-led forces on their bases, according to a statement purported to be from Mullah Mohammed Omar.
The statement posted Thursday to militant websites follows news that six Americans troops and one British soldier were killed in "green-on-blue" separate attacks, the latest in a series of assaults this year carried out by Afghans clad in security force uniforms.
"Many Afghans in the rank and files of the enemy have shown a willingness to help the (Taliban) in a shrewd manner," said the statement obtained by the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors the activities of militant groups on the web.
"As a result, the foreign invaders and their allies at their military centers and bases are suffering crushing blows by these heroic soldiers."
CNN can't independently verify the authenticity of the statement, which was released in advance of the Eid al Fitr celebration that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The Taliban is known to routinely claim responsibility for attacks and inflate casualty numbers.FULL STORY