Afghanistan: Did the Taliban seize a US biometrics device?
31 August 2021 | 3:22 pm
In a worrying move, the Taliban could be in possession of a US military biometrics device containing the fingerprints and facial ID of thousands of Afghan civilians. Former US military personnel say the sensitive data could help identify Afghans who assisted coalition forces.
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According to the United Nations, some 23 million people are suffering from acute hunger n Afghanistan, including 10 million children who urgently need help in order to survive. Since the start of the year, humanitarian organisations have been able to help 8.2 million people by providing food assistance, including emergency food rations and supplements for breastfeeding mothers and their infants. But this aid is dwindling fast and the situation, which has continually worsened since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021, is reaching a critical stage. Our team reports from Herat, in north-western Afghanistan.
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