Originally Posted by NorCal
And what a case it is.
The "low level" operatives included Norullah Noori, the ex-governor of the northern province of Balkh who is accused of taking part in the 1998 massacre of thousands of people and also wanted by the United Nations for war crimes.
The others include Khairullah Khairkhwa, the Taliban Interior Minister, Mohammad Fazl, a former military commander with a ruthless reputation for beheadings, Abdul Haq Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban intelligence service, and chief operator Mohammad Nabi who, with two others, is a 1994 founder of the Sharia imbued Taliban movement.
All five were originally targeted by the Military as “high value” operatives who were responsible, either indirectly or directly, for the deaths of at least one thousand US soldiers.
Bahara Jan Bahar, a Kabul woman who actively resists the Taliban said yesterday, “ “The release of the five has dealt a severe psychological blow to my people after years of fighting the Taliban.”