posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 01:18 PM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- A new Taliban military "code of conduct" calls for restrictions on suicide attacks aimed at avoiding the killing of
civilians, but U.S. and Afghan military officials dismissed the document as propaganda, calling it hypocritical.
The booklet, obtained by CNN in northwestern Pakistan, has emerged during a crucial moment in the fight between troops and militants in Afghanistan,
where battles are raging in the country's Helmand province and troops work to establish stability for the upcoming presidential elections.
"Suicide attacks should be at high value and important targets because a brave son of Islam should not be used for low value and useless targets,"
the code of conduct said. "In suicide attacks the killing of innocent people and damage to their property should be minimized."
It also says "all mujahideen must do their best to avoid civilian deaths and injuries and damage to civilian property." And it says that mujahideen
"should refrain" from disfiguring of people, such as the severing of ears, nose and lips.
Yeah right! A new & improved....and slightly less violent Taliban
Now I've seen it all!
Just my 2-cents