Kabul, Afghanistan Khalil Ur-Rahman Haqqani, the main Taliban currently in charge of security affairs in Kabul, responded to the organization’s statement that “all Afghans” should feel safe under their Islamic emirates , And 34 provinces across the country.
On Sunday, Haqqani said in an interview with Al Jazeera that the Taliban are working hard to restore order and security in a country that has experienced more than 40 years of war.
“If we can defeat the superpower, we can certainly provide security for the Afghan people,” said Haqqani, who is also a veteran of the Aso War.
Many Afghans doubt whether the leaders of the Haqqani Network will bring security to Afghanistan after 40 years of war and violence Door-to-door search Violence allegedly committed by the Taliban continues to flow in, including in Kabul.
Haqqani is still labeled as a “global terrorist” by the United States. The US Treasury Department offered him a reward of $5 million in February 2011. He is still on the United Nations terrorist list.
While Haqqani made the statement, thousands of people continued to try to enter the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, where the Taliban, intelligence forces and American soldiers are actively working to keep the crowds together. Desperately trying to escape from this country From entering the place.
Since the crowd gathered near the airport for the first time last Sunday, there have been reports of violence, injuries, stampede and deaths almost every day.
However, Haqqani insisted that people should not be afraid of the Taliban.
“Our hostility is related to occupation. An external superpower has divided us. They forcibly launched a war against us. We have no hostility to anyone, and we are all Afghans,” he said.
The “coercive” war mentioned by Haqqani is reminiscent of similar terms often used by the government of former President Ashraf Ghani. The government has repeatedly referred to the conflict in Afghanistan as an “imposed war.”
However, the two sides are divided on who claims to have brought war to Afghanistan. For the Taliban and Haqqani, it is the United States and its alliance of 40 countries, while Ghani and his government often blame their neighbors for violence and discord in their countries by facilitating the Taliban and other armed groups. Pakistan-Islamabad denies this.
There are now less than 10 days before the complete withdrawal of foreign troops. Haqqani and the Taliban stated that they cannot see the enemy on the land of Afghanistan, but hope to cooperate with as many people as possible to bring order to the country. .
Since the occupation of Kabul last Sunday, the Taliban leaders have been trying to show a more moderate face and have begun negotiations on related issues. Form a government.
Haqqani pointed out that he had recently worked with former President Karzai and members of the resistance group Abdullah Abdullah who opposed the Taliban’s initial rule in the 1990s, and former Minister of Border and Tribal Affairs Gul Aga Sherzai. The meeting proved that the organization is willing to embrace all Afghans.
“Karzai has been in conflict with us for 13 years, but in the end, we even assured him of his safety,” Haqqani said of Karzai’s years as the head of the Western-backed Afghan government. The Taliban often Mention this. As a “puppet” or “puppet” government.
In another sign, the organization expressed its willingness to get rid of past hatred. On Sunday, the Taliban authorized Karzai and Abdullah to work with Ahmed Shah Masud’s son, the son of the killed Tajik Mujahideen commander Ahmed Shah Masood. · Masood negotiates.
In the 1990s, the elder Massoud conducted the only armed resistance against the strict five-year rule of the Taliban.There are concerns that if the young Masood movement (known online as “Resistance 2.0”) fails to reach a settlement with the Taliban, it may push Afghanistan back to its original position. Towards another civil war.
To further prove his point that the Taliban insisted on its amnesty promise, Haqqani told Al Jazeera the story of his last interaction with Hamdullah Mohib, the former national security adviser of the Ghani government.
“I’m talking to Mohib and I told him not to leave, he and President Ghani will be safe. I said’We will keep you safe’,” Haqqani said of the British who reportedly fled with the former president Said when the nationals.
In a statement posted to his Facebook, Ghani said he fled To avoid bleeding In order to save his life, he claimed that his security personnel warned him that if he stayed in the country, he would face a credible threat of killing him.
Haqqani denied this claim.
“All those who leave this country, we will assure them their safety. Welcome back to Afghanistan,” he said.
But for millions of Afghans, the words of Haqqani and Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid are not enough to get them back on the streets of Kabul. Throughout the capital, large supermarkets are still closed, shops have very little traffic, and popular restaurants, cafes and hookah bars can only survive on a small part of their former customer base.
Patricia Gossman, deputy director of Human Rights Watch Asia, said that the concept of security and order often pave the way for the police state.
“Law and order are different from the rule of law. What we need to see is whether they will resolve their concerns about searching for journalists and activists, as well as their responsibility for the killing of former government personnel and media workers,” Gosman told Al Jazeera.
At the same time, Haqqani said that the Taliban are working hard to prevent other Afghans from fleeing, but the spread of unconfirmed reports of abuse and violence he said has made matters more difficult.
He said that “the entire world” is trying to “deceive” the Afghan people, claiming that the Taliban will eventually return to the strict and cruel rule of the 1990s, which he strongly denies.
He said this is why people go to the airport, “where they are treated shamefully”.
He said that educated people who fled should serve the country instead of going to the airport, where they will face violence, humiliation and “humiliation.”
“We cannot build Afghanistan from the outside,” he said to those who are waiting to leave or have already left.
He also mentioned foreign intervention in the past 20 years, seeing foreigners and Afghans from abroad come to work in the country.
“Outsiders cannot build the country for us. All they do is destroy it.”