A TV presenter was surrounded by Taliban fighters carrying AK-47s whereas he carried out an interview with one of many group’s commanders.
A video reveals Mirwais Haidari Haqdoost from Afghanistan TV sitting at a desk, with a row of Taliban troopers behind him holding their weapons near their chests and pointing in direction of the ground.
He was interviewing one of many group’s commanders, Qari Samiullah, for the channel’s particular programme “Pardaz” on the time.
Beginning off the phase by introducing Mr Samiullah, the presenter goes on to elucidate that there was “some criticism that there’s a distinction between the phrases and the actions of the Taliban“.
“The folks demand that the commitments and actions of the Taliban have to be the identical,” he provides.
Mr Samiullah used the interview to induce Afghans “to not fear in any respect” and requested them to stay within the nation.
“God keen, we’ll attempt to set up a protected ambiance in all of the provinces of Afghanistan in order that the folks don’t worry and don’t worry the Mujahideen, as a result of they’re our brothers,” he mentioned.
“Along with them, we’ll construct the homeland.”
The Taliban, who carried out public executions and banned women and girls from faculty or work when final in energy 20 years in the past, have mentioned they may safeguard rights and never pursue vendettas.
The group has beforehand mentioned the nation might be at peace for the primary time in additional than 40 years, following the withdrawal of American troops.
The ultimate US troopers left Afghanistan on Tuesday after the final of its planes took off from Kabul airport.
All of its service members have now departed the nation, bringing an finish to a 20-year-long marketing campaign that noticed greater than 2,400 Individuals die in addition to tens of hundreds of Afghans.
Taliban fighters celebrated the final US troops leaving Afghanistan by firing weapons into the air on the airport.