FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Tens of women in western Ghor province on Sunday took up light and heavy weapons to fight the Taliban and support security forces, warning the rebels to reconcile or face their armed resistance.
AnesaGhaur, the Provincial Council member, told the gathering in case the Taliban continued their violence and refused to reconcile, women of Ghor province would stand by security forces and fight the Taliban.
“Today, a large number of women in Ghor province have taken up arms to show to the Taliban that women are not what they were years ago, they stand with security forces to defend the homeland and do not let the Afghan flag fall, these women support the system and achievements of Afghan women”
Najeba, another woman holding an AK47, said: “We have experience from the dark era of Taliban and once again we will not allow women to stay at their homes and not be able to go out of their homes. Our country is progressing and Afghan women and girls have huge achievements worldwide and they should not be vanished instead we could play our role in the defence of our people.”
Women who lost their husbands in fighting in the past few years participated in these gatherings.
Governor Abdul ZahirFaizzada who was present in the gathering said: “This is our message to our security forces who are defending their nation that their sisters stand by them. They consider themselves responsible and today they even said that they don’t want the dark history of Taliban’s rule to return.”
The Taliban, however, had warned that all local uprising would be suppressed soon.