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Taliban: Covered almost 85% of Afghanistan, will capture rest soon

By India Today

Amid an ongoing conflict between the Taliban and security forces in Afghanistan, the spokesperson of the radical Islamist group spoke exclusively to India Today TV and gave their version on some important points about the help from Pakistan, the death of Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui and ISI’s instructions to target Indian assets.

On the current status of the conflict, the Taliban spokesperson claimed, “Bismillahi Rehmani Raheem we have almost covered 85 per cent of Afghanistan and will soon cover left 15 per cent.”

When asked whether Pakistan’s ISI is providing active support to the group, he said, “No it is propaganda by our enemies. We are and will fight this on our own.”

On the issue of women in Afghanistan and women being scared of the Taliban rule, he said, the Taliban will allow all rights to them. “It is not true. We will give all the rights to the woman and people of Afghanistan that they deserve,” he said.

Recently posters surfaced in most parts of Afghanistan with claims that the Taliban has put restrictions on the movement and employment of women.

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