The most detailed account
November 27, 2001 4:22 AM   Subscribe

The most detailed account I've yet seen of the prison riot at Qali-i-Jhangi. Double-crossed by Mullah Faizal's skin-saving deal, the Taliban's foreign legion misread the good intentions of their captors, starting a riot in which mysterious CIA operatives Mike and Dave found themselves trapped. Massive airstrikes result in casualties on all sides, leaving small teams of special forces to mop up the remaining rioters. I'd be surprised if a book doesn't come out of this.
posted by dlewis (3 comments total)
I'm interested that, although they mention the casualties on both sides, they omit the evidence shown on last night's news in the UK that the air ordnance was woefully misguided and missed the target very badly. As I understand it from these accounts, the friendly casualties were some way from the target itself.
posted by nico at 4:43 AM on November 27, 2001 described in the Times link. Sorry!
posted by nico at 4:45 AM on November 27, 2001

The Guardian piece is evocatively written... sounds like it would make a darn good film, never mind a book.
posted by mokey at 6:57 AM on November 27, 2001

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