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A Gurkha soldier has been flown back to the UK after hacking the head off a dead Taliban commander with his ceremonial knife to prove the dead man’s identity.
The Gurkhas had intended to remove the Taliban leader’s body from the battlefield for identification purposes.
But they came under heavy fire as their tried to do so. Military sources said that in the heat of battle, the Gurkha took out his curved kukri knife and beheaded the dead insurgent.
Originally posted by spy66
reply to post by Magic Bullet
That is not the issue here. Its the soldiers morality that is the issue.
The Taliban has been doing this beheading business all along, Today its the main reason we are in Afghanistan. To prevent this from happening.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Not saying i agree with it - but it can't do any harm once in a while to use a bit of demoralizing techniques on the enemy.