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Taliban Maim 60 Muslims per Month With Mines From Iran

It’s going to be a rare day when you see Al Jazeera reporting here, but this one is factual, bias free, and plain good reporting on a terrible truth. The Taliban and Al Qaeda have made Afghanistan the most heavily mined country in the world with mines supplied mostly from Iran. 60 Muslims per month on average are maimed,┬ámutilated, or murdered by Taliban land-mines, and roughly half are children.

In the past I’ve told the story of how the Taliban kidnaps teams of De-miners, takes their tools, and kills the specially trained dogs used to find the mines. Here’s a video on the efforts to aid the victims. Continue reading “Taliban Maim 60 Muslims per Month With Mines From Iran”