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Taliban ‘rape gangs’ draw up list of girls & widows in hunt for sex slaves

TALIBAN gangs are targeting children as young as 12 as they hunt for sex slaves after conquering Afghanistan.

Chilling reports have emerged as the fighters stormed across the country and seized Kabul at a speed which has stunned the West.

Afghan civilians flee as the Taliban advance into Kabul
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Taliban fighters have swept across Afghanistan and taken Kabul
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The jihadi army have seized the Afghan capital – bringing an end to a rampage which has humiliated US President Joe Biden and much of the West.

Women and girls are believed to be some of the most at risk people under the new Taliban regime – despite their attempts to give off a more modern persona.

They were brutalised and oppressed – with cruel tortures and public executions – when the militant group ruled Afghanistan in the 90s.

And it appears the Taliban are bringing back their vile ways amid reports they are forcing marriages and demanding lists of women and girls.

Taliban warlords reportedly view unmarried – or widowed – women and girls aged 12 to 45 as “qhanimat”, spoils of war to be divided amongst their fighters.

Afghans pouring into Kabul as refugees fleeing the march of the militants told stories of how commanders demanded they turn over women and girls to become their “wives” and be raped.

They also told of how civilians and captured soldiers were murdered by the Taliban, reported the Wall Street Journal.

Taliban officials have denied the group is enforcing sexual slavery – and claims that such actions are against the rules of Islam.

The shocking scenes in Kabul come as…

However, such practices were rampant the last time that the Taliban ruled Afghnistan.

And last month it was revealed Taliban officials had published a decree ordered local leaders to turnover lists of young girls and widows under 45.

Faiz Mohammed Noori and his family fled from their home in Baghlan seeking solace in Kabul.

However before the city’s fall, he told NBC: “Kabul is also not safe. If they take over Kabul, they’re taking your daughters, your wife, they don’t care.”

Taliban recruits are going door-to-door looking for young girls to marry against their will, forcing them into a life of sexual servitude.

Shukria Barakzai

Other reports of the new oppression of women in Afghanistan includes pictures of females of shop front in Kabul being painted over by terrified shop keppers.

And there have been reports of women-centric shops have notices pasted on them by the Taliban warning them not to enter or they would “face the consequences”.

Planes waiting to take off as crowds of people storm the airport in Kabul
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Deadlocked roads as people attempt to flee Kabul
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Crowds of people gathered at Kabul airport alongside US military vehicles
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Timeline of Taliban victory

THE Taliban surged to victory quicker than anyone expected…

April 14 – President Joe Biden announces US troops will withdraw from Afghanistan starting on May 1 and ending on September 11.

May 4 – Taliban fighters launch a major offensive on Afghan forces in southern Helmand and at least six other provinces.

June 7 – Government officials say fighting is raging in 26 of the country’s 34 provinces.

June 22 – Taliban fighters launch a series of attacks in the north of the country, far from their traditional strongholds in the south.

July 2 – American troops quietly pull out of their main military base in Afghanistan – Bagram Air Base, ending US involvement in the war.

July 21 – Taliban insurgents control about a half of the country’s districts, according to the senior US general, underlining the scale and speed of their advance.

July 25 – US vows to continue to support Afghan troops “in the coming weeks” with intensified airstrikes to help them counter Taliban attacks.

July 26 – The United Nations says nearly 2,400 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in May and June in escalating violence, the highest number for those months since records started in 2009.

August 6 – Zaranj in the south of the country becomes the first provincial capital to fall to the Taliban in years and many more the ensuing days, including the prized city of Kunduz in the north.

August 13 – Four more provincial capitals fall in a day, including Kandahar, the country’s second city and spiritual home of the Taliban. In the west, another key city, Herat, is overrun.

August 14 – The Taliban take the major northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif and, with little resistance, Pul-e-Alam, capital of Logar province just 40 miles south of Kabul.

August 15 – The Taliban take the key eastern city of Jalalabad without a fight, effectively surrounding Kabul.

August 16 – The world watches on as the West desperately tries to evacuate its citizens as the Taliban seize power in Afghanistan.

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