aQ manual in Pashto
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Afghanistan: Al-Qaeda Releases New Training Manual in Pashtu Language for its Fighters in Afghanistan
The Al-Qaeda movement has released a 144-page training manual for its fighters in Afghanistan in the Pashtu language. The Pashtu-language newspaper Wrazparana Wahdat reported that the book gives lessons in guerrilla warfare, technical knowledge in bomb-making and use of heavy and automatic weapons. The title of the book is ‘Training Lessons’ and is written by one Mukhtar Khurasani. It has 10 chapters and is priced 50 Pakistani Rupees. The publisher is named as Al-Qaeda but the place of publication is not given.
According to the report, the book teaches military lessons for the regional fighters of the Al-Qaeda movement. It gives lessons in methods of making remote-control bombs, lessons in GPS-based wireless system, techniques of firing missiles and use of weapons. The book details how much explosive is to be used if a house, room or a big building is to be blown up. It also carries images of different types of light and heavy weapons and describes their range and power.
According to the report, the book also imparts lessons about the values of jihad, besides security and protection methods for Al-Qaeda fighters. It is supposed to be the third book in a series from Al-Qaeda for its fighters.
Source: Wrazparana Wahdat, Peshawar, March 4, 2008