The American Taliban Revisited

John Walker Lindh, the American TalibanJohn Walker Lindh, also known as the "American Taliban", is one of the hundreds of Taliban fighters who were captured and imprisoned in the Northern City of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan in 2001.

He, along with his friends, however, waged a bloody prison revolt against their captors killing more than 200 of them and a CIA operative, Mike Spann. Lindh was wounded in the stand off and was among the handful of inmates who survived the feud.

During my tour of Afghanistan in December last year, I visited the prison where John Lindh and his buddies had staged the revolt. I have taken pictures of the prison and have posted them here so that you can see. The pictures also depict the tomb and tombstone of Mike Spann, the CIA operative killed during the revolt. The pictures have been captioned with detailed information from Asluddin, an Afghan soldier currently posted at the prison where the feud had been staged.

NOTE: Please view pictures in the order they have been sorted

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1 Response to “The American Taliban Revisited”

  1. 1 Jackie December 31, 2006 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for your post, i have some new insides for my study


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