How Does The Spokesman For The Taliban Provide Updates About Their Overthrow of the Afghan Government? On Twitter. 

Many have pointed to the irony of seeing a spokesperson for the Taliban being allowed to provide updates on their overthrow of the Afghan government, while former President Donald Trump is banned for life from the social media platform. 

Zabihullah Mujahid posted this update on what was transpiring in Kabul.  During this time is when Afghani civilians stormed the Kabul airport in a desperate attempt to have the U.S. military help them as many feared for their lives, and many actually fell to their death after clinging to U.S. transport planes there to evacuate Americans. 

“Kabul is under the control of the city, special units of the Islamic Emirate have been deployed in different parts of the city to provide security. The general public is happy with the arrival of the Mujahideen and satisfied with the security.”

Sunday night, Mujahid posted the updated that the Taliban had taken control of Parun, and in the process, were able to procure “a large number of weapons, tools, and equipment.”

As first pointed out, a portion of Twitter’s “Glorification of Violence policy” specifically notes that “glorifying, pressing, condoning, or celebrating attacks carried out by terrorist organizations or violent extremist groups (as defined by our terrorism and violent extremism policy)” is forbidden. 

Outkick then referenced a report on CNN Saturday that 22 Afghan soldiers were murdered as they tried to surrender. 

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