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The Afghan Militant in the Photo? The Wrong Man, and He’s Not Happy

JANFU

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Sorry about that, we helped ruin your life, again.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/w...rauf-khadim-shawali-khan-photo.html?ref=world

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — After an airstrike killed a prominent recruiter for the Islamic State in Afghanistan last week, the Afghan spy agency issued a triumphant news release announcing his death and providing a picture of a man it identified as the wanted militant, Mullah Abdul Rauf Khadim.

Unfortunately, the spy agency sent news organizations a photograph of the wrong man. And not just any wrong man, but one who was struggling to lie low as he readjusted to life at home after 12 years of detention at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba: a Kandahar resident named Shawali Khan.
 

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Sorry about that, we helped ruin your life, again.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/17/w...rauf-khadim-shawali-khan-photo.html?ref=world

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — After an airstrike killed a prominent recruiter for the Islamic State in Afghanistan last week, the Afghan spy agency issued a triumphant news release announcing his death and providing a picture of a man it identified as the wanted militant, Mullah Abdul Rauf Khadim.

Unfortunately, the spy agency sent news organizations a photograph of the wrong man. And not just any wrong man, but one who was struggling to lie low as he readjusted to life at home after 12 years of detention at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba: a Kandahar resident named Shawali Khan.

Oh hell, bad day for him.
 

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Probably easier to lie low when everyone thinks "you" are dead. "What? Nah, that wasn't me. They killed that guy."
 

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Probably easier to lie low when everyone thinks "you" are dead. "What? Nah, that wasn't me. They killed that guy."

Named as a recruiter for iSIl- hhhmmm.
 
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