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Taliban death squads ‘visiting interpreters’ homes and executing them’, UN fears
August 21, 2021
Taliban militant death squads are reportedly pulling people from their homes and executing them as they begin stepping up the hunt for anyone who helped the US and UK.
Translators and other support staff are currently living in fear as many attempt to desperately flee Afghanistan after the extremist militia took over Kabul.
Taliban forces are brutally enforcing their rule as the West attempts to evacuate trapped citizens and thousands of Afghans who are desperate to escape the ruthless militia.
Footage emerging from the captured country shows Taliban fighters in white robes and masks with many carrying US-made assault rifles.
Now, a leaked United Nations document says that the Taliban are strengthening their search for anyone who worked alongside the US or NATO.
The chilling report, provided by the UN's threat-assessment consultants, said the group has "priority lists" for who they want to track down and harm.
The main targets are reportedly those who played central roles in the Afghan military, police force and intelligence services.
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It is understood the Taliban are now holding "door-to-door" visits across the country to hunt down those on the priority list.
Family members of those on the list are also in danger, as one recent report states a close relative of a journalist was shot and killed by the Taliban.
It is also understand militants are blockading Kabul airport and have set up checkpoints across the major cities to try and catch anyone they want to arrest or potentially execute.
Taliban spokespeople have claimed that they were offering peace to any "collaborators" but this is thought to be an attempt for good PR.
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The militant group has a dark history of executions and torture when they ruled Afghanistan in the 90s, before they were ousted by the US and UK after the invasion in 2001.
Australian organisation Forsaken Fighters, who works with Afghan interpreters, told The Sun they believe "tens of thousands" of people are at risk from the Taliban.
"Interpreters on the ground in Kandahar have reported that the Taliban have been actively seeking out interpreters who supported coalition forces, even using local kids to help in pouting out people and going door to door to find them," a spokesman said.
They added they had already received reports of "very public" reprisals and executions against those who worked with the West.
He added: "People are being dragged from their houses and executed. It is a truly horrific situation.
"The sheer desperation of those people that assisted us is overwhelming."
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