Taliban Urges Coronavirus Protection for Their Prisoners

The Taliban have issued a statement claiming that 46 of its fighters have contracted the coronavirus while imprisoned by the Afghan government and vowing to seek revenge if any of them died.

The Taliban statement also threatened to hold the United States responsible for not moving quickly enough to free all Taliban operatives from Afghan jails.

The Taliban claims it is fully cooperating with the World Health Organization and medical teams sent by the government in Kabul while using the pandemic to tighten its control over villages and constantly criticizing the government for an inadequate pandemic response.

30 / April 2020
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