During a TV interview, one of the Taliban commanders urged the Afghans not to leave the country. “Your country needs you and will protect you,” declared Kari Samiullah. A group of armed fighters stood behind him as he made this declaration.
In mid-August, the Taliban took control of Kabul. Over the past few weeks, the evacuation of foreign citizens and Afghans cooperating with the Western military and diplomacy from the capital’s airport has been carried out. Thousands of inhabitants of the country, fearing for their lives, tried to flee the country. Although militants declared that they did not intend to take revenge on those cooperating with the pro-Western government, there was growing concern about a possible return to the situation from more than 20 years ago, when the Taliban first exercised power. There were then public executions, and women were unable to attend schools and work, the Reuters agency reminded.
Afghans to remain in the country were argued on Friday by Taliban commander Kari Samiullah in an interview with local television. He said the militants were focused on Afghanistan “prospering, and people living under the umbrella of the Islamic system.” – Your homeland needs you and will protect you. (…) If God permits, we will try to create an atmosphere of security in all provinces of Afghanistan – he said.
Samiullah was accompanied in the studio by a group of armed fighters. Seven of them stood behind him and the program leader.
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