UN denounces ‘credible allegations’ of Taliban reprisal killings

UN denounces ‘credible allegations’ of Taliban reprisal killings


Armed Taliban fighters stand next to a Mullah, a religious leader, speaking during Friday prayers at the Pul-e Khishti Mosque in Kabul on September 3, 2021. Photo: AFP

The Taliban have carried out reprisal killings since their victory despite their promises of amnesty, the UN envoy on Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, told the Security Council on Thursday.

“We are also concerned that despite the many statements granting general amnesties to ANDSF personnel and those who have worked as civil servants, there have been credible allegations of reprisal killings of ANDSF personnel and the detention of officials who worked for previous administrations,” she said, referring to the collapsed Western-backed Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.


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