The Taliban has been a busy group because the closing U.S. army flight left Kabul International Airport again in August. There was a authorities to kind. Citizens to harass and behead. Trash to choose up. Money to steal from Afghans. New weapons to check out. Cricket wins to have a good time. And paddle boats to take pleasure in.
But it’s a brand new yr and which means the Taliban is again to work like the remainder of society after the winter vacation break. The new yr means new beginnings and it additionally means, in keeping with Afghan freelance journalist Natiq Malikzada, that the Taliban military will quickly get a brand new particular ops suicide division.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid (who nonetheless has an lively Twitter web page that pumps out a number of Taliban reviews per day) tells Malizada that the Office for Suicide Bombings within the Taliban Ministriy of Defense may have the suicide bombing particular ops unit at its disposal.
Office for suicide bombings within the #Taliban Ministry of Defense.
Yesterday #Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid informed RFE/RL that the #Taliban new military may even have a unit for suicide bombings to participate in particular operations.#Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/ZifAJwjsJn
— Natiq Malikzada | ناطق ملکزاده (@natiqmalikzada) January 4, 2022
That isn’t the one growth the Taliban has been engaged on. They’ve additionally been busy beheading mannequins at clothes shops. “The Taliban have ordered a series of mannequin beheadings, telling clothes shops to remove the heads of dummies that offend Islam,” Malikzada reviews.
The Times (UK) reviews the Taliban’s Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice ordered the beheadings within the Herat province. A Taliban official mentioned the “statues” have been being worshipped, an enormous no-no in Islam, so their heads got here off.
VIDEO: #Taliban beheading mannequins of clothes shops whereas saying “Allah Akbar”.
The #Taliban have ordered a sequence of model beheadings, telling garments retailers to take away the heads of dummies that offend #Islam.
— Natiq Malikzada | ناطق ملکزاده (@natiqmalikzada) January 3, 2022
Before the beheading course of start! https://t.co/HbXFzwMH2E pic.twitter.com/WI0ZuyFTsW
— Natiq Malikzada | ناطق ملکزاده (@natiqmalikzada) January 5, 2022
Kabul – Clothing Stores 👇🤔 #Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/OD4J7o9fDY
— MR Dawod Zai💧 (@MrDawodZai) January 3, 2022