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Afghans are living under Taliban rule in Afghanistan

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At Balkh Airfield in the Mazar-e-Sharif region of northern Afghanistan, Taliban fighters take pictures of a Russian-made MI-17 helicopter.

Top Taliban officials are on board. Sitting in the cockpit is his former enemy: the old Afghan Air Force pilot.

Maulvi Abdullah Mansoor, the Taliban commander in charge of the airfield, showed me around the fleet he now controls. This includes attack helicopters and fighter jets donated by the international forces to the previous government.

Under the old government, planes were often used to target groups. It is not clear how they will be used now that the war is over. “They are here if we ever need them in the future,” Mansoor said.

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A girl at a second-hand market in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, has been forced to sell her wares to some Afghans so that they can meet their needs.

When the Taliban advanced across Afghanistan before the August victory, dozens of pilots fled the country in fear of their lives. But others continued and now work under the leadership of the Taliban, reassured, with the assurance of a general amnesty.

I ask Maulvi Mansoor how it feels now to work with the men he was fighting against. “We always knew in our hearts that we would conquer and liberate the country,” he said, “but we also knew that one morning we would work together because they are our compatriots.”

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Sitting next to him is Gul Rehman, a helicopter pilot. He appears cautious in his responses, insisting that once he heard about the Taliban’s pardon, he was never afraid to return to work.

“It was inevitable that it would happen one day,” he says. “We never thought we could go our separate ways forever.”

Young Taliban fighters hang around us in the hangar, watching with curiosity two MD-530 helicopters. There are some signs of underlying stress as a student asks a mechanic about his qualifications. “You all got these jobs through personal contacts, not because you are properly qualified,” he says in an accusatory tone. However, the overall atmosphere seems pleasant.

Elsewhere, the transition from the old to the new government is less smooth. The country is facing an economic crisis, with foreign reserves freezing and the international community deciding to help Afghans, but not the Taliban. Cash withdrawals are prohibited and there are long queues at banks. Second-hand markets have opened in cities across the country, and frustrated Afghans are trying to sell their wares to be able to eat.

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Shagufta in the bazaar of Mazar-e-Sharif.

A woman, Shagufta, is sitting on the side of the road, carrying a rifle from the clothes she has brought for sale. “Life has become an insult now, we are slowly dying,” she tells us in tears. He is weak because he had no food for breakfast or dinner. “From what I gave to my children, I am now selling their best clothes, which they wore to weddings; if I get a good price, I will buy oil, rice and flour,” she says.

His story is a symbol of inequality in the country. Her husband retired from the police six years ago, but barely received his pension during the previous government. The family was only able for Shagufta to do laundry and sewing in her neighborhood. Despite mounting financial pressures, the work dried up. “The Islamic Emirate is good, there is no more theft or crime,” she says. “We only have one problem, no work and no money.”

A women, named Shagufta, in the bazaar of Mazar-e-Sharif. “I am selling the best clothes for my children,” he said.

The second hand market is shining in Mazar-e-Sharif. Many of the people we meet are government employees. Most public sector employees have not been paid for at least two months. The problem started under the previous government, but now they have no idea when they will be paid again.

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A teacher has already sold everything. “I became a shopkeeper in my own house and sold all my goods; whatever I earned I am now using to buy food. Whenever I come here and see the condition of the people, I go home and cry. ” However, she says she is still inclined to work every day.

Across the road is Mazar-e-Sharif’s main hospital. It is now run by a Taliban official, but his deputy continues in the same position he held in the previous government. Staff have not been paid since the Taliban took over, there is uncertainty about how the health ministry will be funded, while the current stockpile of medicines will last only a month.

The transition of power in Afghanistan has been less violent and bloody than many feared, but about half the country was already in dire need, and the struggle for survival is becoming even more difficult for many. ۔

Back in Kabul, we meet a former police officer who is trying to make ends meet. “It doesn’t matter who is in government,” he said.

He is now selling Taliban flags by the roadside.

“There’s no work around,” he says. “What else can I do?”

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