AFP/France24, 22 February 2019
AFP has looked at life under the Taleban in Kandahar and whether or not they have changed their attitudes. AAN’s Thomas Ruttig is also quoted in this article as saying:
“What they say is don’t listen to music, listen to sermons and religious programs. But there is no smashing of TV sets anymore,” Thomas Ruttig, from the Afghanistan Analysts Network, told AFP. (…)
Ruttig said the militants had not abandoned their ideology, but know “they cannot rule against the population”, and therefore might be open to some compromise.
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