Former Russian Army Officer, Accused Of Being Taliban Fighter, Said He Was Doing ‘God’s Work’: Testimony

An accused Taliban fighter from Russia, who was captured in Afghanistan in November 2009, said at the time of his arrest that he was doing “God’s work,” a former American soldier testified on Monday. Irek Hamidullin, a former Soviet tank commander who converted to Islam and was allegedly fighting for the Taliban, is said to be the first military prisoner from Afghanistan to be tried in a U.S. federal court.

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