Skip to comments.Taliban win £1,600 bounty for each Nato soldier killed
Posted on 05/22/2010 6:00:12 PM PDT by Dinah Lord
TALIBAN rebels are earning a bounty of up to 200,000 Pakistani rupees (£1,660) for each Nato soldier they kill, according to insurgent commanders.
The money is said to come from protection rackets, taxes imposed on opium farmers, donors in the Gulf states who channel money through Dubai and from the senior Taliban leadership in Pakistan.
So far this year 213 Nato soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, including 41 British troops, bringing the potential rewards for the Taliban to £350,000.
Taliban commanders said the bounty had more than doubled since the beginning of last year.
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It's a travesty.
These people are so dumb they think they’ll be alive to collect.What dopes.
If the US had any gonads, all these "donors" would have "psychotic breaks" where they murdered their wives and children and then committed "suicide".
Thank you for the ping Jet Jaguar.
I like the way you think, Navy Patriot!
What's that buzzing sound I hear, Achmed?
"It looked just like a MOAB going off!"
Quote (minus the Arabic writing):
“US troops repel complex Taliban assault on Bagram Airfield”
By BILL ROGGIO
May 19, 2010 8:29 AM
“US troops beat back a complex Taliban assault on the largest Coalition base in Afghanistan, killing an estimated 12 Taliban fighters.”
SNIPPET: “The Taliban launched the attack late at night and attempted to penetrate a gate at Bagram Airfield, which is north of Kabul. Heavily armed Taliban fighters, including four fighters wearing suicide vests, attempted to storm the gate but were repelled by US troops manning the security perimeter. “The attack included rockets, small arms and grenades,” the International Security Assistance Force said in a press release.
ISAF estimated that “nearly a dozen” Taliban fighters were killed during the failed assault. “Four of the insurgents killed were intended suicide bombers,” ISAF reported.
One US contractor was killed and nine soldiers were wounded during the Taliban attack. “Two of the nine wounded were returned to duty, all others are currently in stable condition,” ISAF said.
Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban’s top spokesman released a statement claiming that “more than 45 US-NATO soldiers killed and scores injured in the attack on Bagram airbase.” He claimed that 20 Taliban fighters penetrated the base’s perimeter. Mujahid released the statement on The Voice of Jihad, the Taliban’s online propaganda arm.”
ON THE INTERNET:
Officials Provide More Details on Bagram Attack
From a Combined Joint Task Force 82 News Release
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, May 21, 2010 Military officials provided more details today on the May 19 attack here that killed a U.S. contractor and wounded several servicemembers.
Sixteen insurgents were killed and five were detained after an estimated 30 to 40 militants launched an attack on the airfields outer perimeter during the early morning hours. During the attack, coalition forces and Afghan police responded immediately, maintaining security on the airfield and blocking the insurgents ability to completely breach the bases perimeter, officials said.
Meanwhile, Army helicopters providing aerial security during the attack engaged multiple insurgents outside the airfield.
Coalition forces killed four intended suicide bombers dressed in U.S. military-style uniforms before they could detonate themselves. An enemy mortar pit set up outside the perimeter was destroyed.
Following the attack, Afghan police and coalition forces detained five suspected militants after performing a presence-and-security patrol in a nearby village.
Three of the wounded servicemembers were returned to duty, officials said, while all others were in stable condition. The name of the contractor killed in the attack is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.
Combined Joint Task Force 82
Attack at Bagram Leaves Several Insurgents Dead
Note: Photo included.
“Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is brutal mastermind behind thwarted Times Square bombing”
BY JAMES GORDON MEEK AND DAVID SALTONSTALL
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Monday, May 10th 2010, 4:41 AM
SNIPPET: “Meet the new face of terror, Hakimullah Mehsud, the murderous mastermind the U.S. says is behind the attempted Times Square bombing.
Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday pointed a finger at Mehsud’s Pakistani Taliban - Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) - as the not-so-smart brains behind the botched Times Square bombing.
The car bomb never detonated, but whatever Mehsud’s technical failings may be, he makes up for with a caustic mix of brutality and perseverance, experts say.
“He will pull out a gun and kill his own people,” Pakistan’s interior minister, Rehman Malik, once said of the 30-year-old thug who has a $600,000 bounty on his head from his government.
Intel officials say the Pakistani Taliban is an umbrella group of pro-Al Qaeda, anti-American groups operating in the lawless, Stone Age-like region of Waziristan in northern Pakistan.”
stepping back in time:
WANTED POSTER CAPTION: “Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud (top right) heads the wanted list”
Page last updated at 14:09 GMT, Monday, 2 November 2009
“Pakistan offers Taliban bounties”
SNIPPET: “Pakistan’s government has offered rewards totalling $5m (£3m) for information leading to the capture of Taliban leaders and commanders.
A sum of 50m rupees ($600,000) has been promised for the capture - dead or alive - of the group’s leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, and two top aides.”
"...dead or alive..."
March 01, 2010
Attn: Youtube User Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
AKA the Taliban’s OFFICIAL youtube channel.
Hat Tip: Andrea
Great job everyone. This is one we’ve worked on for a long time. Persistence pays.
Rub it in, email Dr. Talib Mujahadid firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Howie at March 1, 2010 05:20 AM