A military manual put together by Taliban militants and clerics shows how organized the group really is, and underlines its geographic power base along the southern Pakistani border.
The 10-chapter “Military Teachings for the Preparation of Mujahedeen” is a how-to manual that details everything from constructing explosives and how to target heavy vehicles to techniques for blowing up bridges and power lines.
It also encourages students to join the Taliban without the consent of their parents.
The Telegraph reports that the manual has already been delivered to Taliban militants in Pakistan. Experts say it has the potential to fall into the hands of pro-Taliban ethnic Pashtun tribes along the border who also oppose the occupation.
“Taliban secrets revealed”
Telegraph (U.K.), August 16, 2007