Taliban Bans Health Workers In Parts Of Afghanistan, Accusing Them Of Spying To Inform U.S. Drone Strikes
The Telegraph: U.S. drone strikes cause Afghan Taliban to turn on vaccine workers amid ‘spy’ claims
“Taliban commanders have banned health workers including polio vaccinators from swathes of Afghanistan after accusing them of collecting intelligence used to target militant leaders with drones and other air strikes. The insurgent movement has blocked both the World Health Organization and Red Cross from operating in areas under their control. Its military commission alleges internationally backed health workers collect information used to find and kill Taliban leaders in special forces raids and air strikes. America has dramatically ramped up air strikes since Donald Trump vowed to pursue a more aggressive campaign in Afghanistan in 2017…” (Farmer, 6/3).