“Keep up the dawah and the psychological warfare,” an Islamic jihadist in the U.S. Navy was told by one of his handlers a few years back. The jihadists know well the value of psychological warfare — they know this is a way they can destroy their enemies, and they don’t hesitate.
By Matthew Hickley for the Daily Mail :
Taliban fanatics have been making “hate calls” to the UK homes and relatives of soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
Senior commanders believe they get the numbers either by monitoring troops’ mobile phone calls or from staff at Afghan phone companies.
The wife of one RAF officer was told: “You’ll never see your husband alive – we have just killed him.”
It was some hours before officials could confirm that her husband was still safe and well. All troops serving in southern Afghanistan have now been banned from carrying mobile phones.
Soldiers in Iraq can keep their phones but have been warned to keep their use to a minimum.
A senior Army source said the use of mobile phones by troops presented “a huge security problem”.
It was feared the Taliban had access to both telephone numbers and the content of conversations.