Taliban hiding behind skirts

The Taliban obviously have a higher opinion of our military forces’ ethics than many anti-imperialist opponents of continuing support for the Afghan state’s struggle:

Taliban militants are increasingly using civilians as “human shields” as they battle against a joint Afghan-Nato offensive, an Afghan general has said.

Gen Mohiudin Ghori said his soldiers had seen Taliban fighters placing women and children on the roofs of buildings and firing from behind them.