G7 leaders are meeting virtually this week as chaos continues in Afghanistan. In Kabul, Taliban militants were searching for and hanging anyone who worked with the United States. See our full Afghanistan coverage here.
On Friday, a confidential United Nations report confirmed Taliban fighters were hunting for anyone who collaborated with Western forces “and were threatening to kill or harm their relatives if they do not surrender.”
Christians in Afghanistan fear torture and execution. They’re asking believers like you to be their voice. “It’s dire. We’ve seen the Taliban in the past, we know what they do,” says Rex Rogers of SAT-7 USA, a satellite TV ministry to the Middle East and North Africa.
“We know what their values and worldview drives them to do. They’ll likely get even more violent.”
For others, concern began with April’s announcement of a full U.S. troop withdrawal. Taliban forces gained significant territory by the end of June and didn’t stop there. Insurgents controlled roughly half of Afghanistan’s districts by July, seizing provincial capitals and the national capital city in a matter of days.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth