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Banned: ‘Taliban Hunting Club’ badges worn by UK troops in Afghanistan

Posted By admin On August 28, 2011 @ 4:12 am In Featured Stories,Tile | Comments Disabled

CHRISTOPHER LEAKE
UK Daily Mail [1]
Aug 28, 2011

British soldiers in Afghanistan have been banned from wearing skull-and-crossbones badges on their uniforms that declare ‘Death To The Taliban’ and proclaim membership of a ‘Taliban Hunting Club’.

The unofficial stick-on badges are now a cult accessory among British troops fighting Taliban insurgents.

But senior Army officers visiting Helmand province in southern Afghanistan – where most UK troops are based – have ordered them to be removed because they are deemed ‘politically insensitive’.

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Commanders were said to be particularly worried about the repercussions if any of the estimated 600 soldiers wearing one of the fabric badges accidentally shot a civilian in the heat of battle.

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[1] UK Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2030876/Afghanistan-Taliban-Hunting-Club-badges-worn-UK-troops-banned.html

[2] Afghanistan: British commander in Helmand believes troops need to stay 10 years: http://www.prisonplanet.com/afghanistan-british-commander-in-helmand-believes-troops-need-to-stay-10-years.html

[3] Taliban claim responsibility for downing helicopter in Afghanistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/taliban-claim-responsibility-for-downing-helicopter-in-afghanistan.html

[4] Was seized British soldier handed over to Taliban by Afghan troops? Insurgents claim they have already executed kidnapped marine: http://www.prisonplanet.com/was-seized-british-soldier-handed-over-to-taliban-by-afghan-troops-insurgents-claim-they-have-already-executed-kidnapped-marine.html

[5] 7 US-led troops killed in Afghan war: http://www.prisonplanet.com/7-us-led-troops-killed-in-afghan-war.html

[6] UK forces accused of helping Taliban: http://www.prisonplanet.com/uk-forces-accused-of-helping-taliban.html

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