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Taliban announces ‘amnesty,’ urges women to join government

The Taliban declared an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and urged women to join its government Tuesday, trying to calm nerves across a tense capital city that only the day before saw chaos at its airport as people tried to flee their rule, The Associated Press reported.

Taliban announces ‘amnesty,’ urges women to join government

Taliban announces ‘amnesty,’ urges women to join government

STEPANAKERT, AUGUST 17, ARTSAKHPRESSThe comments by Enamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban’s cultural commission, represent the first comments on governance from a federal level across the country after their blitz across the country.

While there were no major reports of abuses or fighting in Kabul, many residents have stayed home and remain fearful after the insurgents’ takeover saw prisons emptied and armories looted. Older generations remember their ultraconservative Islamic views, which included stonings, amputations and public executions during their rule before the U.S-led invasion that followed the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.