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JUNE 2021

Taliban Begins Anti-COVID-19 Campaign As They Refuse To Recognize New Afghan Government

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Taliban Begins Anti-COVID-19 Campaign As They Refuse To Recognize New Afghan Government

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The Taliban established their own committee to distribute information about the coronavirus and have been reportedly distributing masks and soaps in the areas they control.

In the Afghan province of Kunduz, Taliban representatives launched a campaign against the spreading of COVID-19.

Images of Taliban efforts to counter Covid-19 have surfaced in Afghanistan, which reportedly includes distributing masks in areas it controls.

Zabiullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, tweeted that a campaign had started in Paktika province, as well.

Afghanistan’s health ministry has reported 27 new Coronavirus cases on March 29th, pushing the total number of infections in the country to 145, Akhtar Mohammad Makoii reported.

Twenty-four of the new cases were confirmed in the western province of Herat, which is the worst affected area with 106 infections and borders Iran.

Citing “unofficial numbers”, the Afghan ambassador in Iran said yesterday that about 50 Afghans have died of coronavirus in Iran so far.

Herat’s governor has extended a partial curfew and warned that “difficult days are ahead” and asked people to respect the rules and stay at home.

Afghanistan has reported three deaths of coronavirus and five recoveries so far.

Regardless, Taliban have continued to launch attacks against the Afghan government forces, killing 13 troops in one incident, according to Afghan media.

Taliban refused to negotiate with Afghan’s new government. Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Taliban movement would not talk to the 21-member team named on March 26th as it had not been constituted taking all parties into account.

The team is headed by Masoom Stanekzai, an ex-security chief and supporter of president Ashraf Ghani, and includes politicians, former officials and representatives of civil society.

“In order to reach true and lasting peace, the aforementioned team must be agreed upon by all effective Afghan sides so that it can represent all sides,” said Mujahid.

The spokeswoman for the Afghan ministry of peace affairs, Najia Anwari, said the Taliban’s stance was unjustified, as the negotiating team had been appointed after wide consultations among Afghan society.

Ghani’s political rival, Abdullah Abdullah, has not confirmed whether he will support the delegation, which is potentially important given his camp’s strong influence in the north and west.

Abdullah’s spokesman, Fraidoon Khwazoon, said that although the announced list was not final and there were “considerations that needed to be addressed”, it should not be rejected outright. “All sides including the Taliban should try not to lose the available opportunity for peace, by make illogical excuses. The Taliban should not lose the current opportunity.”

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo failed to mediate between Abdullah and Ghana to create an “inclusive” government during a visit to Kabul on March 23rd, and announced a $1bn cut in US aid to Afghanistan, which he said could be reversed.

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Damien C

A big change from the days when the Taliban killed doctors for fighting Polio

good american

Didn’t they believe the doctors were giving polio from the vaccinations? According to literature, from vaccines it is possible to happen.
This time the doctors surely can’t be blamed for this virus and the taliban think it is a bioweapn.

verner

most likely produced in tel aviv and dispersed by the jews aiming for Iran.

Red Pilled ThoughtCrimes

polio vaccine was the first successful mass vaccine program.
to sell that vaccine every single symptom in the book was proscribed as an indicator to polio
over the years, those symptoms were gradually taken away, but every body got a tiny prick by that point in time

Peter Jennings

Didn’t pompeos throw the Afghan gov’t under the bus a few weks ago?
The US probably have enough herion and Lithium by now and want to move on to thier next victim.

With this virus spreading worldwide so quickly and with the US having close onto 900 bases worldwide. It does make one wonder.

verner

good talibans, rain on trump’s parade and spoil his deluded view of an yankeetwat’s victory, which it isn’t and never will be. squash the yankeetwat’s governing body in kabul to nothing since they are nothing more than a group of quislings and like norway put quisling up against the wall, the talibans should do the same.

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