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Taliban issues code of conduct book
The Taliban code of conduct urges fighters to limit suicide attacks and avoid civilian deaths [File: EPA]
The Taliban in Afghanistan has issued a book laying down a code of conduct for its fighters.
Al Jazeera has obtained a copy of the book, which further indicates that Mullah Omar, the movement’s leader, wants to centralise its operations.
The book, with 13 chapters and 67 articles, lays out what one of the most secretive organisations in the world today, can and cannot do.
It talks of limiting suicide attacks, avoiding civilian casualties and winning the battle for the hearts and minds of the local civilian population.
Al Jazeera’s James Bays, reporting from the capital, Kabul, said every fighter is being issued the pocket book entitled “The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Rules for Mujahideen”.
The book sheds considerable light on the structure, organisation and aims of the group, he said.