He suffers in the first person the ‘door to door’ of the Taliban in search of people who have worked for NATO
The Taliban purge is underway and Islamists search house to house for Afghans who collaborated with NATO for the past two decades. A United Nations report that was leaked to ‘The New York Times’ revealed the beginning of this door-to-door search that has caused panic in Kabul. “We had to leave our house north of the capital and now we are in hiding, in another part of the city where nobody knows us. I am with my wife and children waiting for the saving call from Spain ”, he says in a very low, tired and trembling tone of voice that a collaborator from Spain who takes refuge in anonymity. On the other end of the phone.
His father, a translator from the United States, left the country two days ago, but he, who has collaborated with Spain, is still in Kabul with his wife and four children. They have left their home because all the neighbors knew of their collaboration with the NATO forces and “because we have already heard cases of people who have already been arrested, we could not risk it.”
The publication of the UN report comes just five days after the establishment of the Emirate and in the midst of the Islamists’ promises of general amnesty. Anti-Taliban activist Hassan Nasir thinks that “we are witnessing a propaganda exercise these days. They have not changed and nothing positive can be expected. They are repeating the steps of 96, when they also promised amnesty and an inclusive government. They are only trying to buy time to deceive people and the international community.
Thousands of people are waiting for an evacuation to take them out of the Emirate, but access to the international airport is increasingly difficult. Bahman Shahi, an Afghan activist, witnesses the chaos that reigns in the accesses and describes the situation as “anarchy, a horrible anarchy. Thousands of people, many of them with double passports and with documents that authorize them to travel, try to reach the door in desperation. There is no process, a mechanism that facilitates the exit ». Since Sunday at least 12 people have lost their lives outside the airfield controlled by the Taliban.
As the days go by, distrust in the promises of the Taliban grows. The Islamists are establishing themselves in power and have control of some streets that do not forget the brutality of the Emirate at the end of the nineties.