BBC: Report is difficult to collect as communications have been cut. However, the BBC claimed in a report that 20 civilians died in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley.
The fighting between Taliban and the forces opposing the Taliban. The report outlined that their is an evidence that shown the Taliban as the cuprit for the 20 civilians death. Despite promises of safety.
Gunfire rings out and a man wearing military gear surrounded by Taliban fighers landed, died on the ground – as shown from a footage captured on a dusty roadside in Panjshir.
However, BBC explained that it’s not clear whether the man the Taliban killed was an army or not, because combat uniforms are common in the area.
So the man could be a civilian wearing the war gear.
A bystander insisted the man killed was a civilian
That said, in the video, a bystander insisted the man killed was a civilian – not anong the opposition force.
BBC then established that there have been at least 20 kinds of civilians killing in the valley by the Taliban fighters. Right under the Taliban regime.
The man killed was a shopkeeper – Abdul Sami who is also said to have two children.
“I’m just a poor shop owner and have nothing to do with war.” said Abdul Sami when the Taliban advanced, a local source claimed.
He was then arrested and accused of selling sim cards to opposition fighers. However, some days later witness said, his body was dumped near his home. Adding that ‘it showed signs of torture.’
After the Taliban takeover of Afghan, in Panjshir Valley. The resistance forces have vowed to continue fighting.
Recently, it was said that Ahmad Massoud have started calling for a “national uprising” against the Taliban ruling.
The Taliban could possibly strugling caputuring the valley, due to the high montain peaks which surround the whole area.
Attention is now drew close to what’s happening in the valley as the resistance fighers posting footage of their fighters raising their flags.
The Taliban encouraged the residents to live their normal life when they entered the valley.
“They should come out, do their daily activities,” said a spokesman, Malavi Abdullah Rahamani.
“If they are shopkeepers they can go to their shops. If they are farmers, they can go to their farms. We are here to protect them, their lives and their families.”
”But instead of this, footage from the ground shows once-busy marketplaces deserted. People have been trying to flee, with long lines of vehicles forming below the valley’s craggy peaks.” – BBC
The Taliban has denied killing civilians, but other reports outlined of a massacre of members of the Hazara minority and the killing of a policewoman.
This report is a sign that the reality differs from the Taliban’s promises.
“These kind of reports seem to fall in to a pattern that we’ve already documented throughout Afghanistan,” said Patricia Grossman of Human Rights Watch.
“As the Taliban made their way towards Kabul through July and August we had similar reports and we were able to document summary executions of former security personnel, former members of the government and civilians often in revenge killings. This looks to very much be the same pattern.”