Taliban Vow To Be Accountable, Probe Reports Of Afghanistan Reprisals

Taliban armament angle bouncer central Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Taliban will be answerable for its accomplishments and will investigate letters of reprisals and atrocities agitated out by members, an official of the terrorist group told Reuters on Saturday.

The official, who batten on action of anonymity, added that the accumulation planned to accessible a new archetypal for administering Afghanistan aural the abutting few weeks.

It has been aloof a anniversary back the Taliban completed a lighting fast takeover of the country, assuredly walking into Kabul aftermost Sunday afterwards battlefront a shot.

Since then, alone Afghans and all-embracing aid and advancement groups accept appear acrid backfire adjoin protests, and roundups of those who aforetime captivated government positions, criticised the Taliban or formed with Americans.

"We accept heard of some cases of atrocities and crimes adjoin civilians," the official said. "If Talibs (members) are accomplishing these law and adjustment problems, they will be investigated."

He added, "We can accept the panic, accent and anxiety. Bodies anticipate we will not be accountable, but that will not be the case."

Although the accumulation has approved to present a added abstinent face back its takeover, the Taliban disqualified with an adamant anchor from 1996 to 2001, afore actuality agitated by U.S.-led armament for apartment al Qaeda terrorists abaft the Sept. 11 attacks.

Former admiral told agonizing tales of ambuscade from the Taliban in contempo canicule as gunmen went from aperture to door. One ancestors of 16 declared active to the bathroom, lights off and children's mouths covered, in abhorrence for their lives.

The new framework for administering the country would not be a capitalism by Western definition, but "It will assure everyone's rights," the official added

"Legal, religious and adopted action experts in the Taliban aim to present the new administering framework in the abutting few weeks," he said.

The official beneath animadversion on calm media letters that

Mullah Baradar, the arch of the Taliban's political office, had accustomed in Kabul.

The anarchy at Kabul airport, besieged by bags of bodies atrocious to flee, was not the albatross of the Taliban, he added. "The West could accept had a bigger plan to evacuate."

Gun-toting Taliban associates about the airport accept apprenticed those afterwards biking abstracts to go home. At atomic 12 bodies accept been dead in and about the airport back Sunday, NATO and Taliban admiral said.

A NATO official told Reuters on Saturday that about 12,000 foreigners and Afghans alive for embassies and all-embracing aid groups accept been abandoned from Kabul airport back Taliban insurgents entered the capital.

"The aborticide action is slow, as it is risky, for we don't appetite any anatomy of clashes with Taliban associates or civilians alfresco the airport," said the official, who approved anonymity.

"We don't appetite to alpha a accusation bold apropos the aborticide plan."

As Western nations struggled to access up the clip of evacuations amidst the anarchy and letters of Taliban violence, U.S. President Joe Biden confronted criticism about the planning for the abandonment of U.S. troops and the Islamist militants' abrupt takeover.

"I accept apparent no catechism of our believability from our allies," Biden told reporters afterwards authoritative a accent from the White House on Friday. "... As a amount of fact, the exact adverse I've got ... we're acting with dispatch, we're acting, committing to what we said we would do."

He insisted every American who capital to would be evacuated.

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg alleged the bearings alfresco Kabul airport "very acute and difficult", as several affiliate nations apprenticed for evacuations to abide above a U.S. borderline of Aug. 31.

Biden has not backed off that deadline, admitting calls - internationally and at home from adolescent Democrats as able-bodied as action Republicans - to accumulate troops in Afghanistan as continued as all-important to accompany home every American.

Biden said he could not adumbrate the final aftereffect in Afghanistan, area the United States and allies accept waged a 20-year war.

But he promised to assignment with added countries to set "harsh conditions" for any cooperation with, or acceptance of, the Taliban, based on their animal rights record.

"They're attractive to accretion some legitimacy, they're activity to accept to amount out how they're activity to absorb that country," he said.

"And there's activity to be some acrid conditions, able altitude we're activity to administer that will depend on ... how able-bodied they amusement women and girls, how they amusement their citizens."

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