Conflict & Justice

The Taliban's Account of Kandahar Jailbreak

Last month's escape of more than 500 Taliban and al-Qaeda prisoners from a Kandahar jail stunned and embarrassed Afghan authorities. Now, the Taliban have published their own account of how they tunneled into the jail, and even describe the mistakes they made along the way. Alex Strick van Linschoten, a Taliban expert at Kings College in London, translated the Taliban account and speaks to anchor Marco Werman about the Taliban's version of the great escape.

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