Tag Archives: peace talks

Rise of the Taliban’s kneecap commanders

The Sunday Times The young Taliban commander with a penchant for severing spies’ heads with strands of thin wire dragged 28 of his foot soldiers from a makeshift jail and lined them up against a mud wall at his base. Pacing along the row of handcuffed men, the fresh-faced 21-year-old — surrounded by bodyguards — […]

Nato alarm over Taliban sleepers

The Sunday Times The killing of three British soldiers by an Afghan comrade last week has intensified Nato concern that Taliban fighters may be infiltrating Afghanistan’s army in growing numbers. An Afghan sergeant shot dead a sleeping British officer and launched a rocket-propelled grenade that killed two other soldiers. British and Afghan military intelligence searching […]