Taliban going door to door looking for government employees, taking down names/addresses, disarming people, taking them away, beating musicians, destroying instruments, etc. Taliban fighters beating musicians and destroying their instruments as they go door-to-door searching peoples’ homes in #Kabul, several residents told me. History repeating itself. Taliban banned music during its brutal former regime. —
By Frud Bezhan RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi August 14, 2021 KABUL — The road to Kabul’s international airport is clogged with thousands of people who are rushing to leave the country. Thousands of others stand in long queues, stretching for kilometers, outside the capital’s only passport office, desperately trying to secure travel documents. Others frantically rush around
With Taliban’s rapid advance, many women in Afghanistan are fleeing their homes, fearing murder, rape and forced marriage. pic.twitter.com/p4uSMiLIXy — DW News (@dwnews) August 13, 2021
Frud Bezhan Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 13, 2021 The Taliban’s capture of two crucial cities in Afghanistan — Kandahar and Herat — marks a major turning point in the 20-year war between the internationally backed Afghan government and the Taliban insurgency, observers say. Kandahar, the nation’s second-largest city, is the economic hub of southern
Ariana: More than 20 civilians, including children and women, were killed and 70 others were wounded in the past 24 hours in clashes across Afghanistan, government data indicates. While the ministry of interior blames the Taliban for the casualty toll, the Taliban denies the allegations. Click here to read more (external link). Related ‘We Lost
CBS News: The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said Wednesday that it was hearing reports of the Taliban executing some surrendering Afghan troops, as the extremist group captured its 10th provincial capital in a week. Click here to read more (external link).
Heather Murdoch VOA News August 11, 2021 VAN, TURKEY – Afghan clothes and Iranian SIM cards litter fields under the mountains that stand between Turkey and the Iranian border. A wisp of smoke rises out of what was a small fire, abandoned many hours before. As the Taliban swept through villages and cities in Afghanistan
The Guardian (UK): Two days ago I had to flee my home and life in the north of Afghanistan after the Taliban took my city. I am still on the run and there is no safe place for me to go. Last week I was a news journalist. Today I can’t write under my own
Press TV August 10, 2021 Ongoing offensives by the Taliban militants in Afghanistan have forced thousands of civilians to flee their homes across the country. The Taliban on Tuesday captured Farah City in western Afghanistan, the seventh provincial capital to fall to them since Friday. “This afternoon, the Taliban entered the city of Farah after
Afghan commando Hasibullah Faizi was captured by Taliban militants when his helicopter was shot down in 2016. He has given RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi a horrific account of brutal torture that has left him praying for his own death.