Taliban announcement of new offensive
I’m inclined to think this is not propaganda and that to the best of their ability they will follow through. They have had some good lead time for preparation; this strategy was outlined and ratified last year. The timing is interesting but makes sense for a number of reasons.
I may end up eating humble pie for making that call — in which case I will happily oblige. But the signs do tend to point to them doing as they say they will.