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txradioguy
04-25-2011, 07:36 AM
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Taliban militants dug a lengthy tunnel underground and into the main jail in Kandahar city and whisked out more than 450 prisoners, most of whom were Taliban fighters, officials and insurgents said Monday.

The massive overnight jailbreak in Afghanistan's second-largest city underscores the Afghan government's continuing weakness in the south despite an influx of international troops, funding and advisers. Kandahar city, in particular, has been a focus of the international effort to establish a strong Afghan government presence in former Taliban strongholds.

The 1,200-inmate Sarposa Prison has been part of that plan. The facility has undergone security upgrades and tightened procedures following a brazen 2008 Taliban attack that freed 900 prisoners. Afghan government officials and their NATO backers have regularly said that the prison has vastly improved security since that attack.

But on Sunday night, about 475 prisoners streamed out of a tunnel that had been dug into the facility and disappeared into Kandahar city, prison supervisor Ghulam Dastagir Mayar said. He said the majority of the missing were Taliban militants.

"This is a blow," presidential spokesman Waheed Omar said. "A prison break of this magnitude of course points to a vulnerability." He did not provide details on the incident, saying that the investigation had just started.

The prison break also weakens the argument that the international troops are making good progress in handing over more responsibility for security to Afghan forces, which will eventually enable the coalition to leave. President Barack Obama plans to start drawing down forces in July.

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/04/24/afghan-govt-reports-massive-jailbreak-kandahar/

djones520
04-25-2011, 07:59 AM
Damn...

megimoo
04-25-2011, 09:59 AM
1,000ft tunnel took five-and-a-half months to construct
Prisoners took more than four hours to escape jail
They had obtained copies of cell keys ahead of escape
Fleet of cars met them when they emerged from tunnel

The Taliban has staged a jail-break from a high security prison in Afghanistan, freeing 541 prisoners through a network of tunnels that took five months to dig....In scenes reminiscent of war film The Great Escape, insurgents constructed a 1,050-foot (320m) route into Sarposa Prison, in Kandahar.

Diggers finally broke through into the site last night and hundreds of prisoners, including around 100 Taliban commanders - streamed through the tunnel to freedom over four-and-a-half hours last night.....They were met by a fleet of cars which whisked them away to freedom. The breakout was completed at around 3.30am.


Mohammad Abdullah, who claims to be one of the prisoners who helped organise the escape, said that a group of inmates had obtained copies of the cell keys and let people out.

'There were four or five of us who knew that our friends were digging a tunnel from the outside,' he said.

'Some of our friends helped us by providing copies of the keys. When the time came at night, we managed to open the doors for friends who were in other rooms.'

Abdullah, who said he had been in the prison for two years after being captured with a stockpile of weapons, said inmates were woken four or five at a time to get them out quietly.

A statement from insurgents said: 'Mujahideen started digging a 320-metre tunnel to the prison from the south side, which was completed after a five-month period, bypassing enemy check posts and (the) Kandahar-Kabul main highway leading directly to the political prison.'

Four of the insurgents who escaped were provincial-level commanders, according to the Taliban.

The escape is a huge embarrassment for Afghan security forces, who are in charge of the jail.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1380299/Insurgents-tunnel-Afghanistan-jail-free-hundreds-Taliban-commanders-blow-allied-forces.html#ixzz1KXBAlqn1




http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1380299/Insurgents-tunnel-Afghanistan-jail-free-hundreds-Taliban-commanders-blow-allied-forces.html

Articulate_Ape
04-25-2011, 11:18 AM
Easily solved. From here on, take no prisoners.

Zathras
04-25-2011, 12:19 PM
Easily solved. From here on, take no prisoners.

Should have been the rule from day one.

Odysseus
04-25-2011, 04:58 PM
Funny, but I heard a blurb about this on Fox, and then nothing anywhere else. If Bush were still in office, we'd be inundated with footage of the tunnel and media flameouts about the competence of our allies. If they had been this supportive during the first seven years of the war, it would have been won in a few months.

Kay
04-25-2011, 07:52 PM
Easily solved. From here on, take no prisoners.


Should have been the rule from day one.

My sentiments exactly.

lacarnut
04-25-2011, 08:53 PM
Easily solved. From here on, take no prisoners.

That would work if we did not have so many weak kneeded politicians ( R & D). Slap one around and the soldier wind up getting a general court-martial, stockade and an undesirable or dishonorable discharge. We are fighting the enemy with our hands tied behind our backs in a no win war. Time to kill off the poppy fields and get out of this shit-hole country.

Articulate_Ape
04-25-2011, 09:14 PM
That would work if we did not have so many weak kneeded politicians ( R & D). Slap one around and the soldier wind up getting a general court-martial, stockade and an undesirable or dishonorable discharge. We are fighting the enemy with our hands tied behind our backs in a no win war. Time to kill off the poppy fields and get out of this shit-hole country.

If our brave soldiers can't be allowed to vanquish the enemy, then your plan sounds right. Get out and do the rest by remote control. Humans should not die for animals.

txradioguy
04-26-2011, 04:34 PM
That would work if we did not have so many weak kneeded politicians ( R & D). Slap one around and the soldier wind up getting a general court-martial, stockade and an undesirable or dishonorable discharge. We are fighting the enemy with our hands tied behind our backs in a no win war.

You don't even need to actually lap one. All he has to do is bite his lip to make it bleed himself and suddenly Navy Seals are being tried for detainee abuse.



Time to kill off the poppy fields and get out of this shit-hole country.

Now would be the perfect time. It's poppy harvesting season and most of the fighters participate in nesh (harvesting) before they pick up their weapons and start shooting us.

Bomb the poppy fields and get a twofer! :D

Odysseus
04-26-2011, 06:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCbfMkh940Q