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HRW: Taliban Have Killed or Disappeared 100+ Ex-Afghan Security Forces Since August

HeadlineDec 01, 2021

A new report published by Human Rights Watch says Taliban forces have executed or forcibly disappeared some 100 former Afghan security forces since taking over the country in August. The report documents the killings of at least 47 former members of the Afghan National Security Forces who had surrendered or were apprehended by the Taliban between August and October in four provinces. At least another 53 former security force members were also killed. In a statement, Human Rights Watch said, “The Taliban leadership’s promised amnesty has not stopped local commanders from summarily executing or disappearing former Afghan security force members. The burden is on the Taliban to prevent further killings, hold those responsible to account, and compensate the victims’ families.”

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