The Taliban has executed an Afghan sniper who worked with British Special Forces in front of his family.
According to Mail Online, Noor was tracked down to his sister‚Äôs home on the outskirts of Kabul by two gunmen on Monday, September 13. He was shot three times in the chest and again as he lay on the ground.
He was a member of the British-trained Afghan unit known as CF333, many of whom were rescued during the airlift from Kabul airport following the Taliban takeover.
Members of the British military were shocked and outraged by the murder, with former Colonel Ash Alexander-Cooper, OBE, a SAS commander of specialist operations, tweeting:
‚ÄėFor those leaders still unsure, this is not a game, ‚ÄėN‚Äô was executed by the Taliban in cold blood just a few hours ago. His crime? Years of loyal and professional service, mentored by British units.
‚ÄėThere is no amnesty. Abandoned by us, this murder will not be the last.‚Äô
Noor is said to have been shot dead while his wife and five children, all under the age of nine ‚Äď the youngest just ten days old ‚Äď were at the entrance of the house.
‚ÄėThis is the reality of the ‚Äúnew‚ÄĚ Taliban,‚Äô Mr. Alexander-Cooper said. ‚ÄėTalk of inclusivity, diversity, and amnesty is a joke and some are falling for it. Wake up.‚Äô
The killing is the latest in a string of retaliatory killings carried out by the Taliban, who have gone house to house looking for those who collaborated with Western forces against them.
Rafi Hottak, a former frontline interpreter and Noor‚Äôs friend, said, ‚ÄúNoor had been threatened many times and feared for his life.‚ÄĚ This is the reality for those who supported the United Kingdom and its allies.‚Äô
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