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Massacre of the Hazaras in Mazar-i-Sharif in 1998

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Kayla Logan

on 4 December 2012

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Transcript of Massacre of the Hazaras in Mazar-i-Sharif in 1998

Taliban & their Regime In September 1996 the Taliban took seized Kabul
Shortly after took over all of Afghanistan Cause of the Massacre Massacre in Mazar-i-Sharif Caused by the taliban in August 1998 occurred in Mazar-i Sharif(a city in northern Afghanistan) At least 8000 Hazaras were massacred by the Taliban regime A fundamentalist Islamic militia; in 1995 the Taliban militia took over Afghanistan and in 1996 took Kabul and set up an Islamic government Seizing full control of Afghanistan for the first time, Mazar-e-Sharif was overrun by the Taliban "one of the single worst examples of killings of civilians in Afghanistan's 20-year war". Victims "very worried he might be excluded from heaven". He had personally shot people in nearly 30 houses, opting to kill them as soon as they opened the door. After killing the men in two homes, he learnt that they were not Hazara but Pashtun. "That he had killed people in 28 Hazara households seemed not to cause him any concern at all," Women were abducted and raped Men suffocated or died of heat stroke inside the closed metal containers Shot and slaughtered men, women and children Neighborhoods were broken into, seized and destroyed Sunni vs Shia Both muslim August 1998 was when the Sunni's surrounded Mazar and took over Sunni's believe that Abu Bakr rightfully took the position as the muslim Leader
Shia's believe that Mohammed shouldn't have became successor and that Ali Bin Abu should have Research and present a synopsis of the massacre of the Hazaras in Mazar-i-Sharif in 1998. What other examples of the ethnic cleansing were perpetrated under the Taliban. By: Eunice and Kayla What is ethnic cleansing ? A policy designed by one ethnic or religious group to purposely remove a certain ethnicity.

Usually violent and terror-inspiring means.

Deportation and killing the civilian population of another ethnic or religious group from certain areas. Examples of ethnic cleansing "I was afraid. I could not resist. I am a woman, and they had guns. I could not stop them.''

Thousands of Hazaras, mostly males, were killed in front of their families.

Selling of woman and children as slaves for money.

Creating food blockades Who is the Taliban ?
When was the massacre?
What is ethnic cleansing ?
What is an example of ethnic cleansing? http://current.com/groups/on-current-tv/89662115_cleansed-by-the-taliban.htm Definition By EUNICE AND KAYLA!!
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