These are the people that many US and allied soldiers have died fighting, sometimes because Obama has given them full miranda rights on the battle field.
- The paramilitary troops were abducted on December 23
- ‘God is greatest’ the Taliban yelled as they fired AK-47 rifles
- Horrific video has been copied and distributed in street markets
Last updated at 8:28 AM on 23rd January 2012
Blindfolded and handcuffed to each other on a barren hilltop, Pakistani soldiers wait for death at the hands of a merciless Taliban fighter.
Fifteen men were lined up for execution, the chilling scene captured on film by the Taliban for a video released as a warning to the Pakistani army operating near the Afghan border.
The Frontier Corps soldiers were seized last month in what the Taliban said was an operation to avenge the deaths of insurgents in Pakistan.
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In the video Taliban chanting can be heard: ‘We will cross all limits to avenge your blood,’ it said, referring to fighters killed by Pakistani security forces
The video shows one of the killers from the Pakistan Taliban, or TTP, holding an AK-47 rifle and speaking with fury about revenge.
‘Twelve of our comrades were besieged and mercilessly martyred in the Khyber Agency [area],’ said the militant. ‘Our pious women were also targeted.
‘To avenge those comrades, we will kill these men. We warn the government of Pakistan that if the killing of our friends is not halted, this will be the fate of you all.’
One of the abducted soldiers, sitting alongside his comrades with their arms folded and legs crossed in front of Taliban banners, describes on the video how dozens of insurgents stormed their fort in the north-western Tank district of Pakistan. ‘They attacked us with rockets, killed a sentry,’ he said. ‘One ran away.
‘The Taliban entered the fort and captured us with our weapons. They tied our hands, put us in a Datsun and took us away.’