Decoding Taliban’s rule book
Make sure you meet these four conditions in conducting suicide attacks:A. Before he goes for the mission, he should be very educated in his mission.
B. Suicide attacks should be done always against high-ranking people.
C. Try your best to avoid killing local people.
D. Unless they have permission from higher authority, every suicide attack must be approved by the provincial authority.
– FROM TALIBAN 2009 RULES AND REGULATIONS: LOCAL PERSONNEL TOPICS
It is the how-to of terrorism, as decreed by the supreme commander of the Taliban, one-eyed Mullah Mohammad omar.in practice, suicide bombers are little more than fodder, the neo-Taliban version of collateral damage – often teenagers, sometimes as young as 10 or 11, no longer exclusively male, and typically illiterate.Thus they would be unable to read the little Code of Conduct book that purports to regulate insurgency practices and formalize rules of engagement.The pamphlet, written in Pashto and Arabic, was first discovered in May by coalitio