by H. Haverstock, The Chicago Times
August 28, 2021
KABUL — The Taliban has formed a special death squad called Al Isha to track down Afghans who assisted NATO allied forces using US equipment and data.
According to Zenger News, Nawazuddin Haqqani, a brigade commander in the Al Isha death squad, says they have been using US hand-held scanners to tap into a massive US biometric database and identify “enemies of the State” who assisted NATO allies. Thus, Afghans who try to deny or minimize their role will be contradicted by the detailed computer records left behind by the US.
In a stunning revelation, President Joe Biden admitted that the US has given the Taliban lists of Americans and Afghans that wish to exit the country. In other words, the Taliban was given a de facto kill list of Afghans that oppose the Taliban.
Over the past 12 years, nearly all Afghans that worked with NATO powers has been fingerprinted and scanned into the biometric database. It is estimated that nearly 7,500 biometric scanners have been abandoned to the Taliban.
Haqqani stressed that that the Taliban is now in control of the country and is now focusing on counterintelligence operations to root out “enemies of the State” using information held at the Afghan Interior Ministry and the biometric database left by the US. According to Haqqani “We now have access to everyone’s data, including journalists and so-called human rights activists.”
The database, which included fingerprints, iris scans, and other biographical information, was kept at Kabul’s Ministry of Interior. According to NATO, the US began collecting data from 300,000 Afghans in 2009, primarily prisoners and Afghan soldiers.
Initially, the US hoped to use the biometric database to track down Taliban infiltrators or the perpetrators of roadside bombs, which had killed hundreds of American and allied personnel since 2001. Only now, it will be used to track down those that have helped the NATO alliance. This also confirms reports of Taliban death squads going door to door with precision and conducting summary executions of those deemed “enemies of the State”.
When researching Haqqani, a senior US intelligence source reported that Nawazuddin Haqqani was at one time, at least for the right price, a NATO informant over the last 8 years. According to the source “We have existing assets with-in the Taliban at all levels.”