Taliban leader killed by SAS was Pakistan officer

#1
From The Sunday Times
October 12, 2008
Taliban leader killed by SAS was Pakistan officer
Christina Lamb in Kabul
British officials covered up evidence that a Taliban commander killed by special forces in Helmand last year was in fact a Pakistani military officer, according to highly placed Afghan officials.

The commander, targeted in a compound in the Sangin valley, was one of six killed in the past year by SAS and SBS forces. When the British soldiers entered the compound they discovered a Pakistani military ID on the body.

It was the first physical evidence of covert Pakistani military operations against British forces in Afghanistan even though Islamabad insists it is a close ally in the war against terror.

Britain’s refusal to make the incident public led to a row with the Afghan president Hamid Karzai, who has long accused London of viewing Afghanistan through the eyes of Pakistani military intelligence, which is widely believed to have been helping the Taliban.

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“He feels he has been telling everyone about Pakistan for the past six years and here was the evidence, yet London refused to release it, because they care more about their relations with Islamabad than Kabul,” said a source close to the president. “He knows Britain is worried about inflaming its large Pakistani population, but that is no excuse.
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#2
What he does on leave is his own business!
 
#3
ugly said:
What he does on leave is his own business!
It has been a long held belief that "THEY" go to all sorts of exotic locations whilst on leave. So why not other countries military.
 
#5
Did this pilgrim start his journey in west Yorkshire?
 
#6
Doubt it, there more "fundmentalist" there :D
 
#7
Trick said:
General_Layabout said:
ugly said:
What he does on leave is his own business!
It has been a long held belief that "THEY" go to all sorts of exotic locations whilst on leave. So why not other countries military.
I think ugly was reffering to the Pakistani.
I think the General was as well, otherwise he would not have said "...other countries military."
 
#8
Anyone else noticing Pakistan is starting to get a lot more press stories these days, Iran must be getting jealous due to the lack of attention it's getting :lol:
 
#9
Argee2007 said:
Anyone else noticing Pakistan is starting to get a lot more press stories these days, Iran must be getting jealous due to the lack of attention it's getting :lol:
Iran should'nt worry about being ignored; Obama's ahead in the polls, so the Shrub and Co. will be looking to go out in a blaze of glory... :twisted:
 
#10
Taliban leader killed by SAS was Pakistan officer
Christina Lamb in Kabul
British officials covered up evidence that a Taliban commander killed by special forces in Helmand last year was in fact a Pakistani military officer, according to highly placed Afghan officials.

The commander, targeted in a compound in the Sangin valley, was one of six killed in the past year by SAS and SBS forces. When the British soldiers entered the compound they discovered a Pakistani military ID on the body.
Strange story, so if this 'Taliban' leader was indeed a member of the Pakistani Army - what was he doing with his ID card on him? Was it a memento of better times? Did he keep it because he a got 10% off at the nearest Helmand Starbucks?
 
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castlereagh said:
Taliban leader killed by SAS was Pakistan officer
Christina Lamb in Kabul
British officials covered up evidence that a Taliban commander killed by special forces in Helmand last year was in fact a Pakistani military officer, according to highly placed Afghan officials.

The commander, targeted in a compound in the Sangin valley, was one of six killed in the past year by SAS and SBS forces. When the British soldiers entered the compound they discovered a Pakistani military ID on the body.
Strange story, so if this 'Taliban' leader was indeed a member of the Pakistani Army - what was he doing with his ID card on him? Was it a memento of better times? Did he keep it because he a got 10% off at the nearest Helmand Starbucks?
A get out of jail free card if Pakistani Blue Forces turn up?
 
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castlereagh said:
Taliban leader killed by SAS was Pakistan officer
Christina Lamb in Kabul
British officials covered up evidence that a Taliban commander killed by special forces in Helmand last year was in fact a Pakistani military officer, according to highly placed Afghan officials.

The commander, targeted in a compound in the Sangin valley, was one of six killed in the past year by SAS and SBS forces. When the British soldiers entered the compound they discovered a Pakistani military ID on the body.
Strange story, so if this 'Taliban' leader was indeed a member of the Pakistani Army - what was he doing with his ID card on him? Was it a memento of better times? Did he keep it because he a got 10% off at the nearest Helmand Starbucks?
Maybe he just plain forgot he had it on him?
 
#14
rickshaw-major said:
castlereagh said:
Taliban leader killed by SAS was Pakistan officer
Christina Lamb in Kabul
British officials covered up evidence that a Taliban commander killed by special forces in Helmand last year was in fact a Pakistani military officer, according to highly placed Afghan officials.

The commander, targeted in a compound in the Sangin valley, was one of six killed in the past year by SAS and SBS forces. When the British soldiers entered the compound they discovered a Pakistani military ID on the body.
Strange story, so if this 'Taliban' leader was indeed a member of the Pakistani Army - what was he doing with his ID card on him? Was it a memento of better times? Did he keep it because he a got 10% off at the nearest Helmand Starbucks?
A get out of jail free card if Pakistani Blue Forces turn up?
In Helmand? Though Pakistanis want to dominate Afghanistan, I doubt they want to send troops there!

But say they were Pakistani Officer/Taliban Supremo was captured by Afghani Forces, it certainly would not have been a 'get of a jail' card then!
 
#15
Biscuits_AB said:
castlereagh said:
Taliban leader killed by SAS was Pakistan officer
Christina Lamb in Kabul
British officials covered up evidence that a Taliban commander killed by special forces in Helmand last year was in fact a Pakistani military officer, according to highly placed Afghan officials.

The commander, targeted in a compound in the Sangin valley, was one of six killed in the past year by SAS and SBS forces. When the British soldiers entered the compound they discovered a Pakistani military ID on the body.
Strange story, so if this 'Taliban' leader was indeed a member of the Pakistani Army - what was he doing with his ID card on him? Was it a memento of better times? Did he keep it because he a got 10% off at the nearest Helmand Starbucks?
Maybe he just plain forgot he had it on him?
Suppose but then again equally, he could just been on leave and was visiting the relatives!
 
#16
Been reading about it while in Gracies for a lunchtime pint.Interesting development & I wonder how many more the are.But good drills to'them' & 'those'.
One less to worry about. :D
 
#18
The major of Kabul currently has almost 50,000 foreign troops keeping him in power.

Nevertheless, he's getting agitated by a single dead foreigner supporting the other side.

Says it all really. :x
 
#19
He is more than likely to be a member of the ISI helping co-ordinate Taliban operations.
 
#20
castlereagh said:
Biscuits_AB said:
castlereagh said:
Taliban leader killed by SAS was Pakistan officer
Christina Lamb in Kabul
British officials covered up evidence that a Taliban commander killed by special forces in Helmand last year was in fact a Pakistani military officer, according to highly placed Afghan officials.

The commander, targeted in a compound in the Sangin valley, was one of six killed in the past year by SAS and SBS forces. When the British soldiers entered the compound they discovered a Pakistani military ID on the body.
Strange story, so if this 'Taliban' leader was indeed a member of the Pakistani Army - what was he doing with his ID card on him? Was it a memento of better times? Did he keep it because he a got 10% off at the nearest Helmand Starbucks?
Maybe he just plain forgot he had it on him?
Suppose but then again equally, he could just been on leave and was visiting the relatives!
Perhaps he was undercover, bravely risking his life to bring down the Taliban from within?
 

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