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Wed Aug 18, 2021, 07:05 AM

Taliban in Afghan capital Kabul start collecting weapons from civilians

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taliban-afghan-capital-kabul-start-collecting-weapons-civilians-2021-08-16/

KABUL, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Taliban fighters in the Afghan capital, Kabul, started collecting weapons from civilians on Monday because people no longer need them for personal protection, a Taliban official said.

"We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians," the official told Reuters.

City resident Saad Mohseni, director of the MOBY group media company, said on Twitter that Taliban soldiers had come to his company compound to enquire about the weapons kept by his security team.

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Dial H For Hero Aug 2021 OP
HUAJIAO Aug 2021 #1
roamer65 Aug 2021 #2
lark Aug 2021 #3
ansible Aug 2021 #4
AndyS Aug 2021 #5

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 07:46 AM

1. Don't need no stinkin' weapons no more....

"We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians," the official told Reuters.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 07:48 AM

2. I'd hide a couple of them if I were an Afghan civilian.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 09:12 AM

3. Only the taliban supporters will willingly give up arms, and maybe not even them.

Of course the taliban probably won't be disarming those folks anyway.

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 09:15 AM

4. Oh boy, conservatives are gonna have a field day with this

 

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Wed Aug 18, 2021, 09:25 AM

5. Oh! But they have guns so they should just keep and bear them against

that tyrannical government just like our heroes would. Yeah, right like that's gonna' happen there or here.

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