Fighters of the terrorist movement “Taliban” began to search for the residents of Afghanistan, who provided assistance to the military of NATO and the United States. About it informs The New York Times citing a document prepared for the UN.
According to the document, the militants have a list of people who collaborated with the Americans and their places of residence. It is noted that the Taliban want to “interrogate and punish” them. The militants go to the addresses they have and threaten to arrest and kill the relatives of the wanted people if they do not surrender themselves voluntarily.
According to the NYT, Afghan police, military and investigative officers appear on the lists of the Taliban. The publication emphasizes that the militants are looking for people from the list, including in the vicinity of the Kabul airport – the only place from which residents now have the opportunity to leave the country.
It also became known that Taliban fighters killed one and seriously wounded another close relative of the Deutsche Welle journalist. The DW employee himself, who was looking for at the time of the incident, was able to leave for Germany. Other members of his family also managed to escape. In the vicinity of Kabul, the Taliban came to search the homes of at least three other employees of the German media company.
Formerly Taliban spent the first press conference at which they promised that peace, stability and economic growth would come to the country under their leadership. They assured, in particular, that the country will protect the rights of women, they will be allowed to lead an active lifestyle, but in compliance with Sharia law. Women will be required to wear a hijab that leaves an open face, and not a burqa – clothing that completely hides the body and face.
The Taliban occupied Kabul on August 15. Senior officials, including Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, fled the country. Local residents expecting to evacuate stormed the Kabul airport. With the rise of the Taliban to power in Afghanistan have become more frequent cases of sexual slavery and coercion of women into marriage. The militants began taking 12-year-old girls into sexual slavery. According to press reports, Taliban commanders are demanding that the elders of the occupied areas draw up lists of unmarried women in order to forcibly marry them off to their soldiers.