Sources said children as young as one year old would be sold to vile extremists in exchange for money, cattle and weapons.
Sick and twisted jihadists exploit the desperate and poverty-stricken Afghan people – often targeting rural communities.
Children will be raised with a view to becoming “wives” for combatants – who are often only sex slaves.
It comes as the country suffers under the boot of the militant group which returned to power after the withdrawal of Western forces.
Sources said the Taliban were attacking villages in Ghur province near the Afghan capital Kabul.
Minor children are sold for between £ 811 and £ 2,027 (100,000-250,000 Afghan afghanis) or exchanged for guns or farm animals.
The practice is said to be widespread in rural districts near Kabul and has reached epidemic proportions since the fall of the government and financial collapse.
“Poverty, unemployment and serious economic problems in Ghur province have led to child marriages and a number of families in exchange for money, weapons or cattle have let their underage daughters marry men. middle-aged, ”a source told a local agency.
Habiba Jamshidi, a women’s rights activist in the west of the country, said women make up half of the population and should not be treated inhumanly.
She said one of the reasons behind the issue of child marriage is the lack of “proper awareness of the role and position of women”.
Child marriage has been widely documented in Afghanistan – often justified using twisted versions of Islam.
Women and girls have long been warned of being the biggest potential victims of the Taliban’s takeover as fighters reverse 20 years of progress.
The brutal, oppressive and sexist laws promulgated by the group in the 90s are put back in place.
Women risk murder for showing too much flesh, claiming basic human rights, having affairs and being raped.
The bullies have reportedly already burned a woman alive who they said served poor food to her members.
And as the Taliban invaded Afghanistan, it was reported that their militants were already abducting children as young as 12.
The vicious treatment of women by the Taliban
WITH stoning, beheading and point-blank assault rifle fire, Afghan women face a gruesome fate.
Photos from Kabul already show images of repainted women, and many high profile women have already been removed from public life.
Many women have chosen to flee the country – and those who remain said they feared for their lives.
During the group’s five-year reign throughout the ’90s, women were left housebound, only able to leave with a male chaperone and wearing a full burqa.
“A woman’s face is a source of corruption,” according to the Taliban.
Women are banned from work, banned from education from the age of 8, banned from seeing a doctor and are constantly threatened with flogging or execution for any violation of “moral” laws.
There have already been reports that girls as young as 12 have been married off to fighters, a woman has been shot for wearing “tight clothes”, and women have been told they cannot. leaving home without a male chaperone.
In 2016, Taliban militants beheaded a woman for shopping alone while her husband was away from home in the village of Larri.
Footage from 2012 showed Taliban militants shooting a woman named Najiba, 23, in the back of the head as she sat in a ditch in Qol.
While another gruesome video showed another woman named Rokhshana, 19, stoned in a shallow grave in Ghor in 2015.
Najiba was charged with adultery, while Rokhshana was charged with having sex with her boyfriend outside of marriage.
Video captured earlier this year showed an anonymous woman screaming as she was whipped by a Taliban fighter accused of speaking to a man on the phone.
And in one of the most infamous images ever captured of Taliban brutality, a woman named Zarmina, a mother of five, was executed in the middle of a football stadium in Kabul in 1999.
Zarmina’s death was watched by 30,000 spectators as she curled up under her veil – showing the terrifying normalization of violence against women under the Taliban.
And meanwhile, Bibi Aisha had her nose and ears cut off by the Taliban as she tried to escape after getting married at 14.
Other reports claim that many children in Afghanistan have been forced to drop out of school and beg since the Taliban took power.
The United Nations estimates that HALF of the country’s 18 million people are caught in a growing humanitarian crisis.
Turkish authorities have stepped up border security and said 90,000 Afghans have been barred from entering the country via its eastern borders so far this year and that Iran expects an influx as well.
There has also been an upsurge in violence in tribal areas along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border as ISIS-K fundamentalists seek to gain a foothold in the region.
The terrorist group opposes the Taliban, claiming it does not apply Islam as stated in the Qur’an, and has launched around 30 attacks since the new regime took power.
It is also rumored that a Taliban faction known as the Haqqani Network is trying to carve out a mini-state in the north of the country.
They were given effective control from the Taliban equivalent of the Interior Ministry.
But eyebrows have been raised by reports that members of the clan have recently reaffirmed their loyalty to the Haqqani rulers, not the Taliban rulers.
In a recent audio statement, Mohammad Yaqoob, secretary of defense for the Taliban and son of the one-eyed founder of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar, admitted that revenge killings had taken place.
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