Military News - Spy planes take on Taliban fighters speaking in Brummie and Yorkshire accents
RAF experts eavesdropped on radio traffic in Afghanistan — and heard Taliban fighters speaking in Brummie and Yorkshire accents.
The voices were detected during top secret spy-in-the-sky surveillance missions over lawless Helmand province. The revelation proves that growing numbers of British-born Muslims are moving to Afghanistan to fight along side the Taliban.
The conversations were overheard and recorded recently by RAF radio operator linguists on board Nimrod planes in the region, it was revealed yesterday. The Taliban spoke mainly in Afghan Persian or Pashto — but occasionally lapsed into their home language.
Senior RAF sources said that at those points they spoke in “plain English” with distinctive “Bradford and West Bromwich accents”.
A source said: “The mission specialists could easily jam the Taliban transmissions — but the RAF