Held by the Taliban – A Times Reporter’s Account. A Five-Part Series by David Rohde

Living side by side with the Haqqanis’ followers, I learned that the goal of the hard-line Taliban was far more ambitious. Contact with foreign militants in the tribal areas appeared to have deeply affected many young Taliban fighters. They wanted to create a fundamentalist Islamic emirate with Al Qaeda that spanned the Muslim world.

Very scary account of a journalist’s 10 months in captivity in Waziristan, from the NY Times.

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