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UN document: Taliban "hunt down" Afghan allies in "targeted door-to-door visits"

The Taliban are "intensifying the hunt-down" of individuals who worked with the Afghan government and its allied forces, conducting "targeted door-to-door visits" and arresting or threatening family members of "target individuals" unless they surrender, according to a confidential UN document obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: The Taliban have promised amnesty to their opponents and sought to cast themselves as more moderate than when they ruled in the 1990s. But reports of door-to-door searches and targeted killings, as well as this week's crack down on protesters, have renewed fears the group will return to its brutal and repressive rule.

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