The Taliban has been accused of barring Afghanistan from leaving the country
The Taliban continued to control areas around Kabul airport on Thursday, where complex evacuations are in full swing, but the United States has criticized them for blocking access to Afghanistan, which wants to leave the country.
Tens of thousands of people have tried to flee Afghanistan since the radical Islamist movement took power on Sunday, allowing it to enter the capital within ten days after a rapid military campaign.
These Afghans, who will remember their previous regime between 1996 and 2001 and their devastating record in terms of respect for human rights, do not believe in many of the guarantees given by the Taliban in recent days.
They tried to present themselves in a very benevolent light, promised not to retaliate and said they had pardoned former government officials. But there is distrust among many Afghans and the international community.
If the Taliban allow US citizens to enter Kabul airport, it appears that they are “blocking access to the airport of Afghanistan who wants to leave the country.”
He expects the United States to “allow all American citizens, all Third Countries and all Afghans to leave safely and without harassment, if they wish.”
The Taliban’s victory at Kabul airport caused a terrible panic. On Monday a human wave ran towards what was the only way out of Afghanistan.
The United States sent 6,000 troops to protect Kabul airport and evacuated about 30,000 Americans and Afghan civilians who had worked for them and lost their lives.
The U.S. military has already evacuated more than 3,200 people, including the U.S. military, and nearly 2,000 Afghan refugees. Other Western countries, including France and the United Kingdom, have also made exits.
– ‘Many Differences’ –
Criticized in the United States and abroad for managing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 20 years of war, President Joe Biden on Wednesday assessed the “chaos” in a certain form as inevitable.
On Tuesday, Taliban spokesman Jabihullah Mujahid promised that they had learned from using the first power and that there were “many differences” before being ousted by the US-led coalition in 2001. The way they run their country.
They then imposed the most severe version of Islamic law. Women could not work or study, and thieves and murderers faced terrible punishments.
But not everyone believes they have changed. Thirty Afghans who worked for a German NGO told the AFP on Wednesday that “I am trying hard to leave.”
“Yesterday (Tuesday) I went to the airport with my children and my family and the Taliban and Americans were firing at the people, but, nevertheless, they were advancing outside.”
Pretending to be very moderate, the Taliban seem to have received less hostile international acclaim than the two countries (Pakistan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia) recognized their rule two decades ago, but so far no one has gone there now.
– Political Consultations –
China, Russia, Turkey and Iran have sent them early signals. But Western nations, such as Germany, the United States, France and the United Kingdom, are very reluctant and waiting to judge “actions.”
The Taliban, its co-founder and No. 2, Mullah Abdul Ghani Bhardwar returned to Afghanistan on Tuesday for political consultations with key Afghan figures in Kabul on Wednesday.
They released footage of former Afghan President Hamid Karzai with Anas Haqqani. He took part in talks with the Afghan government in Doha, which did not lead to any conclusions.
But he is, above all, the younger brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani, the leader of the labeled network, described by Washington as a terrorist who ranks second within the Taliban.
The latter also met with former Vice President Abdullah Abdullah, according to the SITE watchdog group of Islamic sites.
The talks were welcomed by former President Ashraf Ghani, who fled to the United Arab Emirates on Sunday. “I congratulate you on the success of this process,” he said in a video message posted on Facebook, “in talks to return to Afghanistan.”
However, after Hamid Karzai in 2014, Mr. The United States considers Gani to be “no longer an important figure in Afghanistan.”