Tuesday, February 5, 2008

"Awakening Councils" in Afghanistan?

Revealed: British plan to build training camp for Taliban fighters in Afghanistan

The Independent

Contributed by Lucia in Spain

"Britain planned to build a Taliban training camp for 2,000 fighters in southern Afghanistan, as part of a top-secret deal to make them swap sides ... "The camp would provide military training for 1,800 ordinary Taliban fighters and 200 low-level commanders," he said....

...Afghan government staff also claimed the "EU peace-builders" had handed over mobile phones, laptops and airtime credit to insurgents. They said the memory stick revealed plans to train the Taliban to use secure satellite phones, so they could communicate directly with UK officials..."

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