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Taliban looted, torched Afghan homes after evicting residents: Human Rights Watch

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Taliban fighters in northern Afghanistan last month evicted families and looted and torched their homes in apparent retaliation for cooperating with the Kabul government, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. The “retaliatory attacks” were committed by insurgents participating in a Taliban offensive that has overrun scores of districts around Afghanistan, including an estimated 150 districts in Kunduz and other northern provinces, the group said. “The Taliban leadership has the power to stop these abuses by their forces, but haven’t shown that they are willing to do so,”…

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