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Sat Aug 21, 2021, 07:05 AM

Afghanistan reports of torture and killing contradict Taliban's promises

Evidence of Taliban killings, detentions and intimidation is emerging across Afghanistan, ominously contradicting the hardline Islamist group抯 promise earlier this week not to take revenge against its opponents.

With reports of the Taliban going door to door searching for people who worked with the former Afghan government or western countries, claims have also emerged of Taliban fighters torturing and killing members of an ethnic minority in Afghanistan after overrunning their village last month.

Amnesty International said its researchers had spoken to witnesses in Ghazni province who recounted how the Taliban killed nine Hazara men in the village of Mundarakht between 4 and 6 July.
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The rights group said many more killings may have gone unreported because the Taliban cut mobile phone services in many areas they have captured to prevent images from being published.

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/aug/20/afghanistan-reports-of-torture-and-killing-contradict-taliban-promises|]
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Of course they are doing this. We knew they wouldn抰 be able to help themselves.
They are a death cult that uses torture to maintain control. Always have.
They are ill disciplined. In the main they are illiterate. The leaders of this death cult may have THOUGHT that they would be able to turn over a new leaf but, let抯 face it, maintaining any kind of organized control over what is essentially a guerrilla army is impossible and what is happening right now will only rachet up going forward.
Further barbarity and outrages perpetrated by utter horror shitshows with explosives will become the new normal in 321

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:38 AM

1. There is probably a fair amount of informal "score settling" going on in the chaos

 

In the Pashtunwali code, justice is basically meted out through revenge and vendetta. If someone is killed, their kinsmen are obliged to kill the the perpetrator.

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Sat Aug 21, 2021, 08:40 AM

2. But no surprise of course n/t

 

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