Taliban seen ‘throwing murdered victims in mass graves’ despite peace promise
Talibans are chasing down backstabbers and betrayers and disposing bodies of their casualties in mass graves despite telling the world that they won’t carry out vengeance on their foes, reports say.
Ostensibly the Taliban, who accept an extreme Islamic principle, have said that they are not looking for “revenge on anybody” and that they don’t need “any internal or external enemies”.
They likewise have said that they will regard the rights and privileges of women “within the framework of Islamic law”.
But it is claimed that barbarities have begun to happen in the southern territory of Kandahar, as indicated by the Daily Star.
Taliban fighters give off an impression of ditching bodies into mass graves in pictures acquired by the Daily Star.
It additionally reports that the Talibans are following anybody they see as “traitors” and include those associated with the Afghan government, soldiers, NATO, NGOs, and journalists.
David Otto, counter-terrorism and organised crime expert at Global Risk International, told the Daily Star: “This is a known Taliban terror tactic to generate fear and little resistance from state forces, especially for an insurgency group that intends to control strategic locations in a large contested country.
“The Taliban understands that cruel news spreads faster. As soon as other districts get information of how bad the Taliban is treating captured state forces, the resistance level in ensuing districts is lessened.
“These arbitrary arrests, intimidation, and mass murder tactics are what accounted for many Afghan security forces to flee to neighbouring states or surrender and hand over their weapons to the Taliban without putting up any resistance.”
There are fears that authorities of the Afghanistan government could be killed and that the Taliban’s adversaries are being gathered together.
Mr Otto proceeded: “If the Taliban is isolated, it may even be more dangerous to international peace and security now that they have access to and in possession of trillions of dollars worth of US coalition trained military personnel and equipment.
“With this power and resources, nothing will stop the Taliban from providing training and other support to terrorist groups like al-Qaeda.”
In the interim, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the association had gotten “accounts of mounting human rights violations against the women and girls of Afghanistan”.
He added: “We cannot and must not abandon the people of Afghanistan.”