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Sunday, November 30, 2008

U.S. Troops Kill Taliban Commander Clad in Woman's Clothing

The Left and the world's lawyers seem to equate jihadi terrorists with soldiers for some purposes and civilians for other purposes, whichever gives them the greatest protection.

So what are we to make of a terrorist who dresses up in women's clothing?

KABUL, Afghanistan — Gunbattles and airstrikes by NATO and Afghan troops killed 53 militants in Afghanistan, including a wanted Taliban commander who tried to hide from soldiers under a woman's burqa, officials said Saturday.

The U.S. forces targeting the commander surrounded a house Friday in Ghazni province and ordered everyone inside to leave, a military statement said.

Six women and 12 children left the building, but while soldiers were questioning the women they discovered one was actually a man dressed in a burqa, the traditional all-encompassing dress that most Afghan women wear. The man, later identified as the targeted commander Haji Yakub, tried to attack the soldiers and was killed, the military said.

Well, he's dead so the issue is probably moot.

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