Taliban celebrate executing Afghan soldier by chanting and holding severed head

The 30-second stomach upset clip was shared in an online chat room and shows six jihadists chanting “mujahideen” as they gleefully carry the man’s head around

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An Afghan soldier was killed by the Taliban before they filmed a disgusting video showing his severed head being held by his hair.

The 30-second stomach upset clip was shared in an online chat room and shows a group of jihadists singing “mujahideen” while gleefully carrying the man’s head around.

Six of the men were holding rifles and another was holding two bloody knives.

The victim is said to be an Afghan soldier. because his uniform is dark green and resembles that of the US Army.

The tainted footage surfaced Saturday when a Taliban spokesman claimed they were not violent and insisted that women had basic rights.

He also claimed that the new government is “building a welfare state”.

An Afghan soldier was beheaded by the Taliban

The man in the footage with the two bloody knives lifts them in the air while they sing mujahideen – an Arabic term used to refer to Muslims fighting for the faith or the Muslim community.

Then they begin to praise the Taliban’s supreme leader, Hibatullah Akhundzada.

At the end of the film, the Taliban fighters say they have to shoot the Afghan soldier because “he must look like he has been shot”.

The video was shared in an online chat room

Suhail Shaheen, the Taliban spokesman, told the BBC today that they have changed significantly from the bloodthirsty Islamists of the early 2000s.

He said: “We are the people of Afghanistan.

“Many of us did the jihad, the resistance, against the former Soviet Union and now the 20-year occupation by the US and allies.”

“Now our focus is on improving the lives of our people, building Afghanistan, creating jobs for our people and building a welfare state,” he continued.

Mullah Baradar Akhund, a senior Taliban official, is seated with a group of men



“If I compare it to the past, we had an internal war, we fought. But now we are concentrating more on our economic activities, on job creation, education, other needs of the people.”

In response to the Taliban’s violence, he said, “Violence is not official policy.

“If everyone wants to have a demonstration, they should get permission from the Minister of the Interior and indicate that the demonstration will take place.

Taliban fighters gather during a rally in Kabul. along a road


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“Without freedom of expression, we will end up in a dictatorship that violates the rules of Islam.

“But we don’t want a chaotic situation to arise, and we have had some ISIS people posing at demonstrations trying to break into the presidential palace and detonate themselves.”

The decapitation footage came to light just a few days after the execution by Taliban fighters of Rohullah Azizi, brother of Amrullah Saleh, one of the leaders of the Afghan resistance fighters.

Mr Saleh, the former Afghan vice president, became one of the leaders of the anti-Taliban opposition forces in the Panjshir Valley.

Ebadullah Saleh told Reuters in a text: “You executed my uncle

“They killed him yesterday and didn’t want to bury us.

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