donderdag, juli 09, 2009
Taliban Buys Children for Suicide Missions
The Taliban's top terror criminal, Baitullah Mehsud, is buying children to carry out suicide missions, according to Pakistani officials. Spokesman of the Pakistani army, General Akhtar Abbas said, "he has been admitting he hold a training center for young boys, for preparing them for suicide bombing." He added, "So he is on record saying all this, accepting these crimes," reports CNN. Pakistani's military released a video showing children as young as 11 training for suicide bomb missions. Mehsud is an Al Qaeda ally and is the supposed mastermind behind the 2007 attack left the Pakistani Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, dead. U.S. and Pakistani militia have been collaborating and targeting Taliban strongholds that are believed to be organized and controlled by Mehsud. On July 7, a U.S. drone fired a missile into a Taliban training camp near the Afghan border. U.S. officials do not confirm missions or drone attacks on Pakistani soil, and Islamabad as complained in the past about such military action, but it is believed are working in close cooperation to hunt the Taliban leader. According to official reports, U.S. drones killed 17 people.