BBC Gets Footage Showing Taliban Killing Civilians In Afghanistan

BBC Gets Footage Showing Taliban Killing Civilians In Afghanistan

The BBC confirmed that at least 20 civilians have died in the Afghan province of Panjshir, a territory that has been characterized by its resistance to the Taliban.

Communications are interrupted in that place which makes it difficult to obtain information, but the BBC has evidence of executions by the Taliban despite his promises of moderation.

When the Taliban came to power last month in Afghanistan, they only encountered resistance in the Panjshir Valley which has long been a point of resistance to the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Under the command of opposition commander Ahmad Shah Massoud, the region repelled both Soviet forces and the Taliban in the 1980s and 1990s respectively.

This time, Massoud’s son Ahmad led the resistance against the Taliban when they took control of Afghanistan, but last week the radical militant group declared victory in the area, posting images of its fighters raising their flag.

When the Taliban entered the valley, they encouraged residents to continue as normal.

“They should go out of their daily activities,” said Taliban spokesman Malawi Abdullah Rahamani.

“If they are merchants, they can go to their stores. If they are farmers, they can go to their farms. We are here to protect them, their lives and their families.”

But instead of this there is evidence of violence and executions of civilians on the streets.

The images show once-busy markets are now deserted, as well as long lines of people trying to flee the area.

Resistance forces have vowed to continue fighting, and Ahmad Massoud has called for a “national uprising” against the Taliban.

The focus is now on what will happen next in Panjshir, as in other parts of Afghanistan, with the Taliban in command again.

Melissa Galbraith
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