Terrorists, freedom fighters, and the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani
By Scott TaylorSep. 12, 2018
The life of the founder of Afghanistan’s militant Haqqani network says a lot about the messy distinction between those perceived to be fighting for good and bad.
A Canadian corporal fires an assault rifle at the Kabul Military Training Centre in Afghanistan in November 2013. The Haqqani network of Islamic militants fought against Canada’s troops in Afghanistan during its combat mission there between 2001 and 2011. Canadian Armed Forces photograph by Sgt. Norm McLean
OTTAWA—On Sept. 4, it was reported that Jalaluddin Haqqani had died. His claim to fame was the founding of a militant network in Afghanistan that is considered to be the most effective fighting element of the Taliban.
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