Taliban Employing Child Soldiers
Hello? Amnesty International? Coaltion to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers? UNAMA? Just thought you’d like to know about the Taliban using children as not just arms couriers and messangers, but combatants:
“In Sayed Abad, a teenage boy was severely injured when he attempted to launch a grenade over the wall of Combat Outpost Sayed Abad. During his attempted attack, the boy dropped the grenade and it detonated next to him. ANA soldiers and Afghan national policemen brought the boy to the outpost’s aid station to receive immediate medical treatment. The boy sustained shrapnel wounds throughout his body and is believed to have also suffered head trauma. After initial treatment, ISAF troops transferred the boy to Forward Operating Base Shank, where he is currently in stable condition.”
I await the flurry of indignation against the Taliban….