Kabul: Horrifying audio of distant gunshots appears to confirm reports of "house-to-house executions" being conducted as the Taliban asserts control of Kabul and Afghanistan after the US’s withdrawal from Kabul, a news report said.
An Afghan man who worked with Americans on the ground provided Fox News with the chilling audio featuring distant gunshots.
"I think there's a conflict between the Taliban, I have no idea where I'm located. From everywhere I hear the sounds of shooting, gunfire. I have no idea how to leave," the Afghan man said in the audio clip, recorded around the time the final US plane left Kabul on Monday night.
Taliban militants were carrying out "house-to-house executions in Kabul" after the U.S. departure, a senior US source told Fox News Investigative journalist Lara Logan.
President Biden did not deny a Politico report, confirmed by Fox News, that US officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a list of American citizens, green card holders, and Afghan allies in an effort to grant them entry to the airport which resulted in outrage from military officials behind the scenes. The president said "there may have been" such a list. "Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list," one defense official told Politico.
Hours after the departure of U.S. troops, the official Taliban Twitter account celebrated the withdrawal.
"The last American soldier left Kabul airport at 9pm Afghan time tonight and our country gained full independence. Thank God and blessings," the Taliban account tweeted.
Last Wednesday, a former translator for a high-ranking U.S. Army Ranger told Fox News the Taliban had started executing allies of the U.S. in public, in provinces away from the media attention of Kabul.
"They are not doing really bad stuff in Kabul right now because there's a lot of media focus on Kabul, but they already started public execution in other provinces where a lot of media is not available or covering it," the interpreter told Fox News. (UNI)