- More than 150 Taliban fighters have taken up residence in the palace of a US-allied Afghan warlord.
- A New York Times Documentary shows insurgents give a tour of the house, die one has pool and sauna.
- The owner of the mansion, General Dostum, is one of most powerful warlords in the country.
More than 150 Taliban fighters have officially moved into residence in the luxurious palace of a notorious US-allied Afghan militia leader, according to a recently released short documentary from The New York Times.
The mansion belonged to General Abdul Rashid Dostum, one of Afghanistan’s most powerful warlords and former vice president, one of the most feared of the Taliban enemies. He fled to Uzbekistan in begin August before the Taliban entered Kabul, Reuters reports that.
The documentary shows one Taliban fighter, Jawad Abuzar, gives a tour of the abandoned palace, met an indoor swimming pool pool, gym, sauna, steam bath and games Room.
as Abuzar shows different rooms in the house, he tells the Times: “This is my first time to see this kind of place. Although I live in the city, I see this kind of place for the first time. We’ve spent all our lives in the mountains and deserts.”
Our politicians, rich people, and powerful people to have built such houses by disposing of them people’s blood,” he added.
Watch the full documentary here:
The video also shows Taliban fighters armed with guns stand at a pool table, eat and pray together, and walk through Kabul while waiting for orders of the government formed earlier this week.
Marshal Dostum was involved in wars in Afghanistan since the days of the soviet invasion. He has reportedly sent signals to the Taliban and says he is not averse to negotiations with them, First message reported.
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