Taliban begin hunting for those who have worked with the US and NATO
KABUL, ($1= 86.14 Afghan Afghani) – A UN document says the Taliban have launched a crackdown on all those who worked for and cooperated with NATO and US forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing the BBC and Sega.
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This contradicts the promise they made during the first televised press conference when they stated that they would not persecute Afghans working with foreign forces and that they could safely stay in the country. “No one will knock on their door and ask them who they worked for. They will be safe. No one will be questioned or persecuted,” Taliban spokesman Zabihula Mujahid said on Tuesday.
The confidential report was compiled by the Norwegian Center for Global Analysis, which provides intelligence to the UN. “The Taliban arrest and/or threaten to kill or arrest family members of targets unless they surrender to the Taliban,” the BBC document said. It also says that those who are at particular risk are people with positions in the military, police, and investigative units.
“The Taliban have conducted preliminary searches of individuals before seizing all major cities,” the statement said. The fighters are also checking on people who want to flee the country and are currently at the airport in Kabul, where the situation is still “chaotic”.
According to the report, the Taliban are recruiting new informants to co-operate in the new regime.
Turkey will seek understanding with Afghanistan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said his country will seek understanding with Afghanistan, despite the Taliban and their control of the country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing Turkish news agency Anadolu.
“A Taliban spokesman said Turkey is a friend of Afghanistan, but they do not want any foreign force in Afghanistan. Do you consider these two allegations incompatible?” Erdogan was asked by a journalist. On the issue, he recalled that as a NATO country, they are doing everything possible for the stability of this country by participating in the NATO mission for strong support in Afghanistan.
Saying they support Afghanistan for a much brighter future, Erdogan said he was working to help the country face through official and non-governmental organizations, as well as contribute to the security of Hamid Karzai Airport.
The Turkish president recalled that Turkey has made significant investments and expenditures in Afghanistan over the years. “We are still doing it and some signs of what we will do in the future are obvious. We have businessmen there at the moment. They are continuing the investment process”.
Erdogan also said the goal of Turkish troops in Afghanistan is to contribute to the country’s security, while also ensuring the smooth movement and security of Kabul airport.
“This intention remains. Turkey’s military presence in Afghanistan will strengthen the hand of the new administration on the international stage and will also facilitate its work. The issue is above all to reach an understanding with the Afghan authorities. We can talk about different options. We can resolve this. with a bilateral agreement, for example, as in Libya, it could be the Taliban, it could be the current administration as before, we have friendship with all of them, this includes Abdullah Abdullah is still in the same shape The president who left his country is one of them. “That is why we have never parted, we have never parted. Our friends who are currently on the other side are also among them. For example, like the son of Burhanuddin Rabbani. Negotiations with them have always continued and continue,” he said.
Erdogan stressed that before the Taliban took over the country, Turkey had made some progress in its talks with other countries on Afghanistan. The Turkish president stressed that Turkey is making plans for co-operation with Afghanistan in line with the new picture and realities in the country.
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