Thursday, April 18, 2013

Taliban vows revenge on US troops over Guantanamo shootings

Detainees at Camp X-Ray Original caption: Deta...
 DoD photo by Petty Officer 1st class Shane T. McCoy, U.S. Navy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan following a statement vowed to take revenge on US troops in Afghanistan after guards at Guantanamo prison fired non-lethal rounds at inmates to quell unrest.

According to US military officials, guards at the US-run prison in Cuba fired the rounds last Saturday to halt unrest as they relocated inmates into individual cells.

The incident took place after the inmaates started resistance while they were being moved from communal housing to individual cells however the officials said that no detainees were seriously injured.

This comes as dozens of etainees are in the third month of a hunger strike at the prison.

Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah in his statement said, “The Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate… vow to avenge these wronged prisoners by targeting the American invaders in Afghanistan with all might at their disposal, Allah willing.”

Mujahid further added, “such cowardly actions of America and take a firm stance against it based upon evident humane principles.”

He urged the rights activists and groups to condemn the attack.

According to reports several prisoners including former Taliban members captured during the US-led invasion in Afghanistan in 2001, are serving in the jail based in Cuba.

from KHAAMABy Mirwais Adeel - 18 Apr 2013, 11:31 am
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