Afghanistan (MNN) — U.S. troops have left Afghanistan, officially ending the 20-year conflict. Between August 14 until the 31st, the U.S. evacuated well over 100,000 people out of Kabul’s airport.
But violence broke out last week between the Taliban and local resistance forces in Afghanistan. The fighting revolves around the Panjshir Valley, a place of rugged terrain north of Kabul.
Meanwhile, many Afghan Christians are trying to leave the country, fearful of the Taliban’s rule. Brian Dennett of AMG International says, “Many Christians have actually identified themselves in their national ID program as Christians. It’s made it even easier for the Taliban to identify who they are, and we know that they are literally being hunted down.”
Dennett says AMG has heard reports of the Taliban going door to door looking for people in some places, including Christians or those who worked with U.S. forces. Read more about that here.
The Taliban seeks to implement a hardline Islamic rule in Afghanistan. Christians fall outside that ideological framework, alongside more moderate Muslims.
How to help
Dennett says AMG has mobilized teams along a border with a neighboring country, “to help… provide necessary supplies and meet their basic needs as they escapee the country.”
You can help AMG receive these refugees and provide food, shelter, and clothing for them. Visit amghelp.org. Dennett says, “Christians in that part of the world need our prayers. They need our encouragement, and what they’re seeing is just a very frightening and desperate situation. I personally cannot even imagine being in the midst of that, as I’m sure most of us here in America can’t.”
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