The Taliban has already captured the key cities in Afghanistan and continues to execute Afghan Army soldiers as the US and NATO withdraw their troops from the country.
The Taliban on Friday made a statement that it aims to capture the entire Afghanistan, which includes Kabul within the next 7 days. A Taliban spokesperson spoke to an international news channel and confirmed that the Islamists won’t attack foreign missions and appealed to the world to help them end the humanitarian crisis in the country.
“We want world agencies to take care of Afghanistan as this is the biggest humanitarian crisis. We will not attack any foreign mission or NGO,” the Taliban spokesperson told CNN-News18.
Even after the claims by the Taliban for peace, the media reports show a picture of militants being executed are associated with the Afghan government or are trying to oppose its hardline Islamic Ideology.
According to the report by The Wall Street Journal, the Taliban is also forcing Afghan women to marry its fighters. The report claimed that the Taliban has demanded that “communities turn over unmarried women to become wives for their terrorists”.
In the midst of everything, the US and Britain have decided to send over 3000 and 600 extra troops respectively, to help their respective embassy staff, national and local translators to evacuate.
“We expect to draw down to a core diplomatic presence in Afghanistan in the coming weeks,” said US State Department spokesperson Ned Price.
According to Reuters, the United States won’t be closing its embassy in Afghanistan.
Taliban has already captured three provincial capitals in the south of Afghanistan, which includes Helmand. The loss of Helmand comes after years of turmoil by American, British, and allied NATO forces. Hundreds of foreign militants were killed throughout the nearly two-decade war.
Taliban has taken control over most of the provinces in the country and now has taken over two-thirds of the country a few weeks before the USs’ withdrawal of troops.
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