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Taliban Rebels Close Schools to Recruit Boys to Fight

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posted on Aug, 23 2005 @ 02:18 PM
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The Taliban in Afghanistan looks to be planning for the future and their potential lose of power in next month's elections. They are now going around and emptying out all the boys in bording schools. They are taking the boys and are training them to become rebel fighters. This is according to the U.S. military's operational commander in Afghanistan Maj. Gen. Jason Kamiya.



Kamiya said that despite the high number of militant attacks recently, the Taliban was desperately recruiting new fighters, many of whom are boys, to replace hundreds of insurgents killed in clashes with coalition and Afghan forces.
"They are reconstituting themselves with the less-experienced and the young," he said. "They have closed madrassas (Islamic boarding schools) where they were training and indoctrinating their reserve, their future fighters."


It looks like there is going to be a lot of trouble in Afghanistan after the election

Taliban Recruiting School Boys to Fight




 
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