Friday, September 17, 2021

Morning Jolt: The Taliban Are Hunting Down Any Afghan Tied to Western Organizations

On the menu today: The Taliban are methodically collecting as much information about the Afghan population as possible, looking for anyone who has, in their eyes, been tainted or corrupted by Western influences or values. Hiding Afghan allies of the U.S. are now wondering if it is worth it to try making the dangerous journey to sneak into Pakistan — although that option offers a separate plethora of deadly risks.

Trapped Afghans Are Running Out of Options

Americans who are trying to get Afghan allies out of the country continue to hear horrific stories from those they're trying to rescue. These stories are difficult to verify, but bit by bit, similar accounts from different sources start to align.

A Wednesday press conference by Qari Fasihuddin, the acting army chief in the Taliban regime, barely caused a ripple in the U.S. news media. Fasihuddin was one of three top deputies on the Taliban military commission, the commander of nine northern provinces, and apparently earned the nicknames “Qari the Conqueror” or “Conqueror of the Five Lions.” ...

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The Taliban Are Hunting Down Any Afghan Tied to Western Organizations

On the menu today: The Taliban are methodically collecting as much information about the Afghan population as possible, looking for anyone who has, in their eyes, been tainted or corrupted by Western influences or values. Hiding Afghan allies of the U.S. are now wondering if it is worth it to try making the dangerous journey to sneak into Pakistan — although that option offers a separate plethora of deadly risks.

Trapped Afghans Are Running Out of Options

Americans who are trying to get Afghan allies out of the country continue to hear horrific stories from those they're trying to rescue. These stories are difficult to verify, but bit by bit, similar accounts from different sources start to align.

A Wednesday press conference by Qari Fasihuddin, the acting army chief in the Taliban regime, barely caused a ripple in the U.S. news media. Fasihuddin was one of three top deputies on the Taliban military commission, the commander of nine northern provinces, and apparently earned the nicknames “Qari the Conqueror” or “Conqueror of the Five Lions.” ...   READ MORE

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