Skip to comments.My bloody career (Jihadist fought in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq)
Posted on 04/23/2006 3:36:31 PM PDT by joan
Khalid fought in Afghanistan for two years...Afghanistan represented the birth of the global struggle...
In 1993, after Khalid had returned home from Afghanistan,...he went to join the fighting in Bosnia...
The combat was much more intense than the action he had seen in Afghanistan...In Bosnia, the enemy was right in front of you, and you had to kill or be killed each day. Khalid fought alongside a group called the Green Berets, named not after the American Special Forces but after the colour of Islam. One day, after a year at war in Bosnia, Khalid was on the front line between Tuzla and Zenica, battling Serbian snipers who were shooting into Muslim villages from a nearby mountain.
Suddenly, he came face to face with a Serb. The Serb got the jump, firing seven bullets into Khalid's stomach...
...It took hours to carry Khalid down the mine-covered trail. When he finally arrived at a triage area at the base of the mountain, he was put with a group of those too far gone to save and left to die.
Soon after, the medic who had given Khalid the morphine arrived and began searching for his patient. He found Khalid lying among the rows of the dead and ordered a Bosnian army helicopter to speed Khalid to a hospital, where he woke up in pre-op...
It took Khalid several years to recover from his wounds. In 1996, he joined a group of Arab fighters going to Kosovo, where Christian Serbs were once again menacing a Muslim minority. By the time he arrived, however, the Serbs had already sealed off the country, making it impossible for him to enter. Unable to join the jihad, Khalid decided to move to England, where many of the brothers had settled.
(Excerpt) Read more at observer.guardian.co.uk ...
This 'khalid' person is some kind of drug addict. Figures. Drug addicts are always losers.
Someone needed some pancakes cooked in the Balkans in the 70's? Go figure!
Good post Joan.
After Khalid spent a week in prison they let him out, just like they always did. They didn't have enough evidence to keep him. When he was released, his next-door neighbours, mostly white Britons, were there to welcome him home. 'I might doubt my own son,' one old man said, 'but I'll always believe Khalid.' Most of the Yemenis and other Muslims who had been Khalid's friends had deserted him when he was arrested, fearing for their own safety. When he saw his British neighbours standing by him, Khalid couldn't help bawling.
After the arrest, Khalid returned to Iraq for two more months in 2004, in part to honour the memory of Wa'il. Living in safe houses, he once again went out on raids against the Americans. The heaviest fighting he saw was in Al Qa'im, where 30 Arabs and more than a hundred Iraqis fought for a week against the Americans. Khalid saw seven brothers killed, mostly from Syria and Saudi Arabia. He believed the insurgents killed about 10 soldiers from the other side.
Is this Destro?
The bulk of the fighting against the Mujahideen was done by the HVO in and around Vitez, Travnik, Bugojno, and Hercegovina.
There's this Scottish mercenary, John MacPhee, who fought with the HVO and Croat Special Forces in Bosnia and he describes a massacre of Croat civilians in Gornji Vakuf. Was the massacre done by Mujahideens, Bosnian Muslims or both? Because in his rage after seeing what the Muslims did, he brutally kills the first 2 Bosnian soldiers there he finds. I wondered if those soldiers had anything to do with the slaughter of the Croats - including babies - or if he was killing Bosniaks out of rage for what foreign Muslims had done.
They usually fought on their own as small groups but in coordination with the ABiH at all times.
Also, do you know anything about the Muslim Green Berets, or did they only fight Serbs?
What are your estimates for how many foreign Muslims were there at some point during the war?
They could have curtailed them, but that would have stalled the flow of money from the Islamic world. The Green Berets were mostly fighting the Serbs in the Sarajevo-Tuzla corridor. There were probably around 1,500 Mujahideen in my very conservative estimation.
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