3,213. 12/15/2001

"In [December] 2001 he [Taliban commander Abdullah Mehsud] had been captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan and was transferred to Guantánamo jail, where he played dumb and convinced his U.S. interrogators that he was a simpleton. Released in 2004, he rejoined the Taliban in North Waziristan [Pakistan]." [The 15th of the month used for date sorting purposes only.]

 – Ahmed Rashid, Descent Into Chaos, 274

Categorised in:

Comments are closed here.