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Taliban kills a former army general after 2 months of captivity

The Taliban has killed Mohammad Ibrahim Jihadyar, a former Afghan army general, after 2 months of detention. General Jihadyar, according to sources close to his family, was arrested 2 months ago from his home in the Afghan capital, Kabul. His son confirmed his death on Wednesday in a Facebook post. 

In a tweet on 5 January, Naseer Ahmad Faiq, the Chargé d’Affaires of Afghanistan Permanent Mission to the UN, condemned the killing of General Jihadyar, questioning the Taliban’s amnesty pledge. 

The Taliban announced a “general amnesty” for the previous Afghan government officials days after taking control of Kabul, which it has consistently violated, by killing hundreds of former government soldiers and employees.