March 27, 2014

Yes, the Taliban Are Terrorists

Aziz Hakimi, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

The story is heartbreaking. A Facebook status update on July 16, 2013, from Ahmad Sardar, the Afghan journalist in Kabul. Nelofar, his 5-year-old daughter asks her dad, “Do the Taliban kill animals too?” The father answers no, and the little girl says: “I wish we were animals.”

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Terrorism, Taliban


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