Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Taliban flee battle using children as shields

: Yahoo! News reported Taliban fighters used children as human shields

Brave Taliban fighters, did your bosses not tell you about the 72 virgins that are supposedly waiting for you if you are killed in combat, or do you just know they are lying.
to flee heavy fighting this week during an operation by foreign and Afghan forces to clear rebels from around a key hydro-electric dam, NATO said on Wednesday. The Taliban have used human shields before, but never children, local residents say.
They usually use women, because they are larger, and you may be able to hide behind one woman, (or just take her burka and pretend to be a woman), but with children you may need several to hide behind.

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