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Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have rejected Western condemnation over their summary executions of former security force members.
Western nations have called on the Taliban to enforce an amnesty for all former members of the Afghan Security Forces. The appeal follows a Human Rights Watch report that says more than 100 former officers have disappeared or been killed since the Taliban took power in August. It’s alleged the Islamist group obtained the officers’ names under the pretense of guaranteeing them safety.
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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a Deobandi Islamist movement and military organization in Afghanistan, currently waging war within the country. Since 2016, the Taliban’s leader has been Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.