Taliban Send Signal To Villagers In Southern Afghanistan, Behead 4 Men They Accused of Being Spies
Taliban militants have beheaded four alleged spies.— File Photo
So this is how it goes...the Taliban see you have a satellite phone in southern Afghanistan, you are obviously a spy for the U.S., NATO and/or the ANA so you are killed and then beheaded. See how it works? Of course, we are talking about the Taliban here so it might have just been a spell of a few days where they hadn't been able to kill anything so they squelched their rage by killing and beheaded four villagers then "threw down" some phones on the bodies. Either way, the signal is sent to the villagers throughout the area.
Sounds like the kind of guys we wanna be talking about "peace" with, right?
The story is from DAWN. Taliban behead four alleged spies: official
KANDAHAR: Taliban militants have beheaded four men for allegedly spying for the government in southern Afghanistan, an official said Tuesday.
The bodies of the men were discovered in Washer district of volatile Helmand province late on Sunday.
“The four men were civilians who were beheaded by Taliban for allegedly spying for government,” provincial spokesman Daud Ahmadi told AFP.
The Taliban had found satellite phones in the men’s possession and thought they were spies, he said, adding that mobile phones do not work in that district and it is normal for people to use satellite phones.
The militants, who have in the past used beheading as a punishment on alleged spies and traitors, were not immediately available for comment.
The Taliban have waged a 10-year insurgency since their hardline Islamist government was toppled by a US-led invasion in the wake of the al-Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington in 2001.
Around 130,000 US-led troops are fighting the Taliban alongside the government forces of President Hamid Karzai.