200 child fidayeen rescued in Pakistan
Finally - a great step towards the betterment of Pakistan and its future generations.....
Fidayeen means -one who sacrifices himself
A fidayeen attack is a suicide tactic used by terrorists. Such attacks are modelled upon suicide attacks by Palestinian Native Inhabitants targeting Israeli foriegn occupiers who came from Europe in 1947 till this present day, under the orders of Britain 12 hours after it was removed from India.
In a fidayeen, a terrorist equips himself (most fidayeens are men) with weapons and a sizable amount of ammunition. He then proceeds to gain entrance into a military base, checkpoint or other military installation and proceeds to open fire on law-enforcement personnel. He continues his attack until he runs out of ammunition, at which point he is gunned down by security forces. Fidayeen militants sometimes do attempt to escape but are almost always shot by security forces shortly afterward because the militants rarely have a "getaway" plan chalked out. These militants, like suicide bombers are prepared to die during the execution of the attack.
200 child fidayeen rescued in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD: About 200 boys, some as young as six years, were rescued by Pakistani security forces from Taliban camps in the lawless Swat valley
where they were being “brainwashed” and trained to become suicide bombers.
The troops have kept the children in Mardan area where they will go through “mental rehabilitation” with the help of psychiatrists so that they can return to a normal life.
The boys, whose age ranges between 6 and 13 years, have been so thoroughly “brainwashed” that they consider all others as “infidels”, senior North West Frontier Province minister Bashir Bilour was quoted as telling the Geo News channel. “These children have brainwashed in a way that now they even want to kill their own parents,” he said, adding, however they were not administered any drugs.
Bilour said some children were pleased when they were handed over to their parents. But, a few days later, the parents came back with complaints that the boys are now threatening to “kill them”, the report said.
Several would-be suicide bombers had been rescued from the captivity of militants, Mingora commander Brigadier Tahir Hameed also told the media.
“We are trying to bring them back on track,” he said adding, “arrangements are now being made to enrol them in schools with free boarding and lodging and give them monthly scholarships.”
He said the Taliban turned to children for using them as suicide bombers because they were easily influenced and less likely to be caught while undertaking an operation.
“They are told that the Pakistani army has become an enemy of Islam, as it is fighting for Christians and Jews,” said a senior official involved in the interrogation of potential suicide bombers who have been captured.
How the fidayeen are trained
Engaging security forces in a battle for nearly three days is no ordinary feat. Security experts
say that this is possible due to the rigorous training that these terrorists undergo before they launch an attack.A fidayeen undergoes the toughest training, says an IB officer who has documented the training programmes of these people. The officer says that these men are trained first mentally and then physically. The mental aspect which involves rigorous brain washing is the most important part of the programme. Fidayeens are told that their ultimate goal should be to kill as much possible and they should also be ready to die. Once their mind is set to this, the physical aspect of the training begins. The officer says that training and brainwashing the mind is extremely crucial as the fidayeen become determined to pass the physical test in order to carry out the mission.
The physical aspect of the training is extremely difficult and only one out of 20 men selected for the programme are finally chosen. The official says that this programme was first started by the al
Qaeda and then borrowed by the Lashkar-e-Tayiba.The men who are selected for the training
programmes are known as mujahids. A mujahid fidayeen training programme lasts between five and six months. It involves jogging, sprinting, combat, training in arms and ammunition. A mujahid is declared a fidayeen only when he able to sprint 100 meters in 12 seconds. He should also be able to jog for 10 kilometres with just a half an hour break.
Further he should be march continuously for five hours carrying things weighing at least 20 kgs. Apart from this he should be able to stay awake for five days in a row and not lose concentration and should be able to go without food for two days. The final part of the programme involves training in combat with the use of guns and grenades.