Taliban Conducting 'House-to-House Executions' in Kabul after U.S Withdrawal
Bone-chilling audio reveals fear among Americans and Afghan allies left behind by Biden
The Taliban is going "house to house" in Kabul and executing Americans and Afghan allies who were left behind after the U.S. military's departure on Monday evening, according to reports.
Bone-chilling audio recordings have emerged from the Afghanistan capital that reveal the true fear on the ground as people wait to be hunted down and executed with nowhere to turn for help.
An Afghan man who worked with Americans on the ground leaked the horrifying audio to Fox News.
The clip shows the city is drowning in the sound of gunfire as the Taliban asserts control of Kabul and Afghanistan with bloody executions.
"I think there's a conflict between the Taliban, I have no idea where I'm located," the Afghan man says clip, recorded around the time the final American plane departed from Kabul airport.
"From everywhere I hear the sounds of shooting, gunfire. I have no idea how to leave."
Distant gunshots rang in the background in the audio clip.
Taliban militants were carrying out "house-to-house executions in Kabul" after the U.S. departure, a senior U.S. source told Fox News Investigative journalist Lara Logan.
From senior US source: house-to-house executions in Kabul following US mil departure. There are no words for what this administration has done to all of us - Afghan and American. pic.twitter.com/KzbLALKxGy— Lara Logan (@laralogan) August 30, 2021
Joe Biden did not deny a Politico report, as reported by Neon Nettle, that U.S. officials in Kabul gave the Taliban a "kill list" of American citizens, green card holders, and Afghan allies in an effort to grant them entry to the airport which resulted in outrage from military officials behind the scenes.
The Democrat said "there may have been" such a list.
"Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list," one defense official told Politico.
Hours after the departure of U.S. troops, the official Taliban Twitter account celebrated the withdrawal.
"The last American soldier left Kabul airport at 9pm Afghan time tonight and our country gained full independence," the Taliban account tweeted.
"Thank God and blessings."
Retired 2-Star Army General Vincent Boles told Fox News that the Taliban should not get too comfortable.
"Be careful what you ask for," Boles said.
"Now they have to show they can govern a nation and people that are very different than when they left power.
"Will the Taliban go forward to the future or pull Afghanistan back to the past?
"The answer will be in their behavior… behavior is believable."
Last Wednesday, a former translator for a high-ranking U.S. Army Ranger told Fox News the Taliban had started executing allies of the U.S. in public, in provinces away from the media attention of Kabul.
"They are not doing really bad stuff in Kabul right now because there's a lot of media focus on Kabul, but they already started public execution in other provinces where a lot of media is not available or covering it," the interpreter said.
What's more, in holding to his Aug. 31 withdrawal deadline, Biden appears to have broken his promise to stay in Afghanistan until every American has been evacuated.
"We did not get everybody out that we wanted to get out," Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., commander of U.S. Central Command, admitted Monday evening.
On August 18, Biden had told ABC News's George Stephanopoulos that the U.S. military's objective in Afghanistan was to get "everyone" out, including Americans, Afghan allies, and their families.
"That's what we're doing now, that's the path we're on. And I think we'll get there," he said.
"If there's American citizens left, we're gonna stay to get them all out."
The State Department admitted that a "small number" of Americans remained in Afghanistan, putting the number at "below 250."
However, other reports suggest that several hundred Americans have been abandoned in the terrorist-controlled country, with no way out.