Taliban starts collecting weapons from civilians, claims people can feel safe under its rule


The Taliban has started rounding up weapons belonging to civilians and those in the security profession, as the militant group firms up its control over the Afghan capital and thousands flee.

On Monday, the Taliban started entering premises around the captured Afghan capital of Kabul and began seizing weapons. A representative of the militant group said that people no longer needed to keep weapons for safety, confirming that it had started collecting firearms. 

The Taliban official told Reuters that they understood why people kept weapons in the past but said there was no need anymore. The representative noted that the Taliban had no intention of harming innocent civilians.

Afghan news agency TOLOnews said on Twitter that the Taliban had entered its premises, checked security staff weapons, and collected government-issued firearms. The Taliban “agreed to keep the compound safe,” the tweet adds.

Saad Mohseni, director of the MOBY Group media company, also said on Twitter that the militants had come to their compound to enquire about the weapons held by their security team.

Major changes to daily life were observed by journalists just hours after Taliban forces entered the capital. Women were absent from the city’s streets, adverts featuring women were whitewashed, and Western dress was replaced by traditional Afghan attire. There is also considerable concern as to whether young girls will return to school as the Islamist group stamps enforces its rule over the country.

With the Afghan capital under Taliban control, thousands descended on Kabul’s airport on Monday in an effort to escape the new regime. As many as five reportedly died when US troops opened fire into the air in an attempt at crowd control as crowds stormed the airport.

Over the last month, as Allied troops extracted themselves, the Taliban established control over the country it last ruled in 2001. The militant group quickly overran the Afghan security forces, which according to the CIA Factbook, numbered some 307,000.



3 thoughts on “Taliban starts collecting weapons from civilians, claims people can feel safe under its rule

  1. I’m thinkin’ this supposed “FALL OF AFGHANISTAN” is really about “FALL OF UNITED STATES.” Seems all the put-down scripts outta China, Russia, Iran, Europe, were already written. I saw that Health Ranger Agent Adams is saying it’s all because we need God. No mention of Bill of Rights and taking back what’s ours. The Calbal knows it’s armed western civilization standing in the way of the global commie cult. Was Afghanistan just to make us look incompetent? To move Kamala up a notch? To reelect Trump? To let another “super power” rise and be the beacon on the hill? Ha!! Liberty is the only beacon. So many circuses go on at once. So many lives in the balance. Gotta believe truth and integrity will win and freedom will reign. Gotta FIGHT!!


  2. Here are some quotes from journalist Kit Knigtly to which I can only add that we are the occupied united States, occupied and run by Israel.

    “The Taliban didn’t ‘win;’ they were unopposed. More than unopposed, they were directly aided. When the US abandoned Bagram airbase they left hundreds of armored vehicles, weapons and over 5000 alleged Taliban prisoners…all of which ‘accidentally’ fell into the hands of the advancing Taliban forces. The Afghan army, under command of US puppet President Ashraf Ghani, essentially folded without a shot being fired. Tens of thousands of US-trained and armed troops did nothing to stop the advance of the enemy.”

    “All things being equal, the simplest explanation is often the most likely. And the simplest explanation here is that the Afghan security forces were ordered to stand down as part of a deal with the Taliban.”

    “The truth is, no matter which nations hold sway in Afghanistan, the profits from the war, the lithium and the heroin will all end up going to the same few pockets. Corporations rule, not countries. Nation-states are no longer the players of the Great Game, they are the pieces.”

    “Marketing Afghanistan as a ‘defeat’ for the US camouflages the truth of it – the war was a VERY profitable business venture.”

    “Afghan heroin is, and always has been, a US/Deep State/corporate enterprise to the bone.”


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