MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 24 Oct 2021 17:44:28 +0000 Taliban say flooding kills 150 in Afghanistan http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/9c9e1cf3255e4df4b15063de8b44f3ad 9c9e1cf3255e4df4b15063de8b44f3ad Sat, 31 Jul 2021 15:23:28 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSMerdesh village – 31 July 20211. Wide of damaged Merdesh village2. Wide of villagers searching through rubble for missing villagers3. Mid of cleanup operations4. Pan of villagers covering an area with cloth as they recover dead bodyANNOTATION: Cleanup operations continued in the Afghan village of Merdesh after flash flooding struck a remote area in the country's mountainous northeast.5. Various of villager carrying dead body of child wrapped in piece of clothANNOTATION: The flooding killed 150 people in Nuristan province controlled by the Taliban, a spokesman for the insurgents said.6. Pan of damaged village to river streamANNOTATION: In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said the insurgents ordered their own rescue crews to the affected area.7. Man collecting remains of his belongings from houseANNOTATION: The Taliban have also ordered that 5 million Afghanis — or about $62,000 — be spent aiding the cleanup and the villagers affected by the flooding.8. SOUNDBITE (Pashto) Haji Abdullah, village elder:"Flooding happened here and most of the houses in this village and surrounding villages were damaged and now villagers are in trouble. We have buried around 150 bodies which we recovered and still some bodies are missing."9. Pan of water running by buildingANNOTATION: It is unclear how equipped the Taliban are to deal with emergencies in areas under their control, which are mostly rural.10. Ruins of destroyed house in village11. Mid of villagersANNOTATION: For the past year, a resurgent Taliban have held sway over roughly half of Afghanistan.12. Wide of Merdesh villageANNOTATION: Since the announced withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from the country, the insurgents have swept through dozens of districts, seizing more land.STORYLINE:Cleanup operations continued Saturday in the Afghan village of Merdesh after flash flooding struck a remote area in the country's mountainous northeast, killing at least 150 people.The area is controlled by the Taliban, and a spokesman for the insurgents said heavy rains late Wednesday caused the flash flooding.In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said the insurgents ordered their own rescue crews to the affected area.He also said the Taliban have also ordered that 5 million Afghanis — or about $62,000 — be spent aiding the cleanup and the villagers affected by the flooding.However, it is unclear how equipped the Taliban are to deal with emergencies in areas under their control, which are mostly rural.Merdesh is in Nuristan's Kamdesh district, not far from the border with neighboring Pakistan.For the past year, a resurgent Taliban have held sway over roughly half of Afghanistan.But since the announced withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops from the country, the insurgents have swept through dozens of districts, seizing more land and even taking control of key border crossings with neighboring countries.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Taliban say flooding kills 150 in Afghanistan