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Afghan Journalist: Taliban Brutally Beat a Boy for Wearing Shorts

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The fall of Kabul to the Taliban has sparked chaos and bloodshed throughout Afghanistan. And while the Taliban has claimed it will oversee a peaceful transition—one in which women will supposedly have rights under Sharia law—two female Afghan journalists living in the capital city told The Daily Beast that all they’ve witnessed thus far is violence.

One female journalist in her 40s, who asked not to be identified out of fear of retribution from the new regime, described attempting to flee with her family to Kabul’s airport on Thursday only to witness a horror show.

“I saw a woman lost her life there at the airport,” she recounted. “There was gunfire... from the Taliban side. Horrible situation… My 12-year-old nephew was crying from the gunshots. He said, ‘Why are they messing with my country?’”

She continued: “Taliban is being very harsh at the airport to people. They harassed and beat a man in front of me. My nephew cried, ‘Why are they beating him?’”

Another one of her nephews, a........

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