Beheadings and floggings await Afghanistan as ISIS & Taliban wage vile war

AFGHANISTAN risks becoming hell on earth as a resurgent Taliban seize territory and open the door for the rise of terrorist groups such as ISIS.

Gli esperti di sicurezza hanno messo in guardia cupamente sul destino che attende il popolo afghano mentre lo stato rischia di precipitare in una “campo di battaglia del terrore” as the US withdraws its last troops after two decades.

Taliban fighters line a group of men up to be shot by AK-47 for being 'enemies of Islam'

Taliban fighters line a group of men up to be shot by AK-47 for being ‘enemies of Islam
Taliban militant ties a blindfold round a man's head before he is stoned for 'adultery'

Taliban militant ties a blindfold round a man’s head before he is stoned for ‘adultery
Crowds gather round to watch men being hanged by the Taliban at a football stadium in Afghanistan

Crowds gather round to watch men being hanged by the Taliban at a football stadium in Afghanistan

Entro pochi giorni gli ultimi soldati americani lasceranno la base aerea di Bagram dopo aver speso 20 anni di combattimenti dopo aver rovesciato i talebani – ma temono di lasciare dietro di sé una nazione sull'orlo del disastro.

Il generale americano Scott Miller ha avvertito che il paese è sull'orlo di “guerra civile” poiché i militanti talebani hanno sequestrato più di un terzo di Afghanistan.

“Dovrebbe essere una preoccupazione per il mondo,” disse il generale Miller.

E si teme che la nazione possa diventare un nuovo rifugio per le forze terroristiche che vogliono colpire l'Occidente, con The Sun Online che rivela nuove preoccupazioni i campi di addestramento potrebbero essere operativi entro settembre.

Professor Anthony Glees, dal Centro per gli studi sulla sicurezza e l'intelligence dell'Università di Buckingham, ha detto che i talebani sono ora “torna con una vendetta”.

But the most immediate impacts may be on the people of Afghanistan.

They face being plunged back beneath the rule of a brutal regime who enforce strict versions of Islamic law and issue punishments such as beheading and torture.

Vile atrocities committed by the terror groups are well documentedin particular by ISIS who may seek to establish vile rule over parts of Afghanistan like they did in Iraq and Syria.

Punishments handed out by the terror groups include floggings, decapitazioni, hangings, and crucifixions.

Professor Glees told The Sun Online: “The point is that the Taliban are fanatics, the worst kind of enemy, they are, in their terms, not just extremely brave because they love death like all Islamists, but are fighting for a belief, a religionthe word Taliban means ‘religious student’ – not just political control.

They will, once they have full control, return to type and do all the things they did before, persecute, torture and murder all who oppose them; enslave and degrade their fellow female citizens, prevent them from gaining an education, destroy anything that conflicts with their religious world view.

[The Afghan people] now await a terrifying fate

Professor Anthony Glees

And meanwhile Robert Clark, from the national security think tank Henry Jackson Society, warned other terror groups such as ISIS will look to stake their claim to Afghanistan.

He said while the Taliban may attempt to stick to peace terms agreed with the USpromising the nation will not be a haven for terroristsother jihadi groups do not have to stick to such pledges.

Mr Clark told The Sun Online: “Whether [the Taliban] will stick to that is another question but they will be likely to do so to avoid US troops returning but it doesn’t mean they can control other terror groups, such as ISIS, who will look to take advantage and will look to recruit and train there.

They hold no such agreement. It could become a terror battleground.

Hundreds of Afghan people gather round a man hanged by the Taliban in 2000

Hundreds of Afghan people gather round a man hanged by the Taliban in 2000Credito: AP:Associated Press
A woman sits in a shallow grave as Taliban fighters prepare to stone her in a vile execution

A woman sits in a shallow grave as Taliban fighters prepare to stone her in a vile execution
Taliban forces hang a man from a crane in a twisted display to the public

Taliban forces hang a man from a crane in a twisted display to the public
A teenage boy is flogged by Taliban militants in Pakistan

A teenage boy is flogged by Taliban militants in Pakistan
Taliban militants shoot a woman nine times in another shocking execution video

Taliban militants shoot a woman nine times in another shocking execution video

Taliban forces are reported to hanged children as young as 12 after accusing them of spying, and also burned people alive using gas stoves during their insurgency since the US invasion.

Graphic videos have also emerged showing Taliban militants stoning people in front of crowds of hundreds as they stand next to shallow graves before being shot.

Other clips which have emerged over the years have shown them shooting groups of men after declaring themenemies of Islam”.

And one horrifying video features a woman being shot nine times as she was accused of adultery, one of the Taliban’s so-calledmoral crimes”.

Samira Hamidi, South Asia Campaigner at Amnesty International, ha detto a The Sun Online: “We’ve seen nothing from the Taliban that suggests their attitude towards human rights has changed.

With peace talks faltering and preparations for the full withdrawal of international forces gathering pace, Afghanistan sits at a dangerous crossroads.

A full return to power would risk the reversal of twenty years of progress on women’s rights, minority rights, freedom of expression and freedom of the media.

ISIS turned their brutality into propaganda - seen here putting a man on a cross before shooting him dead

ISIS turned their brutality into propagandaseen here putting a man on a cross before shooting him dead

ISIS – who have a much smaller hold in Afghanistanmeanwhile could bring some of their infamous punishments and tortures which they used while ruling swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Vile videos became the norm showing brutal beheadings, men being burned alive, or even drowned in cages during their surge around 2014.

Other shocking accounts from within the so-called Islamic state also included crucifixions, people being tossed from buildings, or being hung like cattle in slaughterhouses before being sliced open.

Mass graves continue to be uncovered in Iraq and Syria as the true horror of ISIS’s rule continues to become clearand fears loom the terror cult is continuing to regroup.

ISIS militants prepare to toss a gay man from a rooftop during their reign in Raqqa

ISIS militants prepare to toss a gay man from a rooftop during their reign in Raqqa
ISIS fighters behead a man accused of 'witchcraft' - making sure to get it all on film

ISIS fighters behead a man accused of ‘witchcraft’ – making sure to get it all on film

Mr Clark told The Sun Online: “The Taliban as a group are diverse and clash at senior levels, as they become more fractored the worse it will become and other terror groups like to take advantage.

“Even if it is not a safe haven, day to day life will be reverted back to that of the 1990’s.

A local shadow chief in the north has already said that he will enforce Sharia law in those areas.

Professor Glees added it wasabsolutely the wrong decisionto pull out of Afghanistanand said the West was leaving the country’s people to a horrific fate.

Ha detto a The Sun Online: “Biden has sensed US public opinion, twenty years after 9/11, has had enough.

That may be so, but it is nevertheless entirely the wrong decision with consequences for all Western states but most of all for the brave Afghans, and particularly Afghan women, who jumped at the chance to work with the US, the UK and our NATO allies, to try to create a better future for themselves, have been betrayed.

They now await a terrifying fate.

Afghan forces in an armoured convoy as they prepare to defend against the Taliban

Afghan forces in an armoured convoy as they prepare to defend against the TalibanCredito: Reuters
It has been warned the Taliban could seize Kabul within six months

It has been warned the Taliban could seize Kabul within six monthsCredito: Reuters
Afghan forces reportedly feel abandoned as the West pulls back its troops

Afghan forces reportedly feel abandoned as the West pulls back its troopsCredito: Reuters

The Taliban has seized control of a third of the country, most of that territory within the last two weeks, putting them within striking distance of major cities such as Herat and Kabul, dove 95% of NATO were previously based.

A recent US intelligence report warned they could take the capital within six months with experts fearing the government could be overthrown by the end of the year.

The terror group is reportedly already launching violent attacks on Kabul, a city well known for opposing Taliban rule after 55 were killed in a car bombing at a school back in May.

Afghan forces are said to be striking deals with Taliban soldiers in exchange for immunity, abandoning check points and handing over weapons to avoid bloodshed, a move that has allowed them to move quickly.

Fighting has exhausted Afghan forces, seeing troops complain they are outnumbered, outgunned, under-paid and weary from 20 years of fighting.

20 anni in Afghanistan – quello che è successo?

Le forze statunitensi hanno iniziato un ritiro completo dall'Afghanistan agli ordini del presidente degli Stati Uniti Joe Biden dopo aver speso 20 anni di lotta per stabilizzare la nazione devastata dalla guerra.

Alcuni 456 soldati britannici e 2,420 americani – insieme a centinaia di altre truppe della coalizione – morì durante la guerra scatenata dal settembre 11 attacchi.

E si stima che le vittime civili siano state quasi 50,000.

Operazione dal nome in codice Enduring Freedom, gli Stati Uniti hanno condotto un'invasione al largo dell'Afghanistan per cacciare i talebani dopo che al-Qaeda ha fatto volare aerei contro il World Trade Center e altri edifici statunitensi in 2001.

La missione era quella di cacciare i talebani, che si diceva ospitassero terroristi e fornissero loro un rifugio sicuro – compreso Osama bin Laden.

Quello che seguì fu quasi 20 anni di conflitto stridente come gli Stati Uniti, i suoi alleati, e le forze di sicurezza afghane hanno messo in atto una campagna stridente per tentare di ricostruire il paese e respingere i talebani.

I talebani avevano governato la maggior parte dell'Afghanistan dopo la guerra civile afgana negli anni '90 – innescato dal ritiro dell'Unione Sovietica.

Le nazioni occidentali avevano effettivamente sostenuto i talebani negli anni '80 mentre gestivano un'insurrezione contro il regime appoggiato dai sovietici di Mohammad Najibullah.

tuttavia, dopo aver preso il potere in 1996 – i talebani governarono brutalmente l'Afghanistan e offrivano un rifugio sicuro ad assassini terroristi come Osama.

Mentre la guerra negli Stati Uniti continuava negli anni 2010, Bin Laden è stato ucciso a maggio, 2011, in un raid delle forze speciali statunitensi ad Abbotabad, Pakistan.

E da allora c'è stato un lento ritiro, con le truppe britanniche che terminano ufficialmente le operazioni di combattimento in ottobre 2014.

febbraio 2020 ha visto un accordo di pace firmato tra gli Stati Uniti e i talebani a Doha, Qatar, che ha accettato un ritiro – chiunque sia stato criticato dal governo afghano come fatto alle spalle “porte chiuse”.

Da allora le forze talebane hanno continuato le loro operazioni e hanno guadagnato terreno – e gli Stati Uniti continuano a ritirare le proprie truppe.

La guerra è vista come la sconfitta dei talebani e il miglioramento della vita del popolo afghano che un tempo viveva sotto la rigida legge islamica e che ora ha elezioni libere.

tuttavia, per alcuni è un lavoro incompiuto che è stato mal gestito – e questo potrebbe 20 anni dopo vedono semplicemente un ritorno al dominio dei talebani come hanno fatto prima dell'11 settembre.

Mr Clark, who served in the British army for nine years, told The Sun Online is unsurprising the Afghan forces are rolling overwith local commanders having to strike deals with the Taliban.

And while these deals could help quell some bloodshed, it won’t stop their ruthless risewith the potential fall of Kabul sparking adomino effect”.

“By the end of the year is it most likely that the Government will have fallen or be fighting to survive,” Egli ha detto.

Professor Glees meanwhile told The Sun Online there will “decisamente” be a fresh terror threat posed by a new Taliban regimewith the US withdrawal making them believe the West isweak”.

The more the Taliban are left to their own devices, the more they can hone their forces and their fellow Islamist ‘studentsin the West,” Egli ha detto.

Le forze talebane furono rovesciate per la prima volta in 2001 a seguito di un'invasione statunitense – ma dal momento che La decisione del presidente degli Stati Uniti Joe Biden di ritirarsi, il gruppo è ora andato a conquistare un terzo dell'Afghanistan.

And further offensives are expected throughout the summer with warnings the jihadi forces could take the capital of Kabul within six months.

It is being described by concerned US intelligence officials asthe greatest jihadist victory since the Soviets quit in 1989”.

Afghan president says he is ready for talks with the Taliban as violence escalates