This Afghan TV presenter was on the air when the Taliban stormed his TV station. This is what happened.

The Taliban has completely taken over and is determined to control all messaging and news. On Sunday, they stormed a TV station in Kabul and made sure the anchor did what he was told.

The show, a political debate show called Pardaz, was stormed by Taliban fighters. Speaking in the Dari dialect of Persian, the anchor talks about the collapse of the Ashraf Ghani government and says that the people of the Islamic Emirate (the Taliban’s preferred name for the country) should not be afraid. Just cooperate and things will be fine.

(Via Hindustan Times)

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