Taliban Announced ‘Amnesty,’ Urges Women To Join

On Tuesday the Taliban declared “amnesty” across Afghanistan and are urging women to join their government.

Certain Taliban leaders are saying they won’t seek revenge on those who worked with the Afghan government or foreign countries.

But some in Kabul allege Taliban fighters have lists of people who cooperated with the government and are seeking them out.

Many women have expressed dread that the two-decade Western experiment to expand their rights and remake Afghanistan would not survive the resurgent Taliban.

According to the Associated Press, a broadcaster in Afghanistan said she was hiding at a relative’s house, too frightened to return home or to continue working. She said she and other women didn’t believe the Taliban had changed their ways. She spoke on condition of anonymity because she feared for her safety.

Meanwhile, Kabul’s international airport reopened to military evacuation flights under the watch of American troops.

The U.S. Embassy in Kabul, now operating from the airport, urged Americans to register online for evacuations but not come to the airport before being contacted.

 

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