Reports of atrocities on the ground in Afghanistan get more disturbing by the hour. How you can Help…

Reports of atrocities on the ground in Afghanistan get more disturbing by the hour. How you can Help… - Nine Line Apparel

Reports of atrocities on the ground in Afghanistan get more disturbing by the hour.  Afghans who had previously partnered with the United States or do not want to be under the repression of the Taliban have been slow to trickle out of the country.

The United Nations Security Council expressed deep concern about the number of serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights abuses in communities affected by the ongoing armed conflict across the country and stressed the urgent and imperative need to bring the perpetrators to justice. [1]

Examples of Taliban atrocities abound and are slowly coming to light through a chain of local sources, many of whom must remain anonymous for fear of losing their lives. They are devastating.

A 21-year-old woman was reportedly shot dead by the Taliban for not wearing a veil. Reports suggest the woman was on her way to a town in Balkh district when she was dragged out of a car and killed.

Former BBC journalist Nasrin Nawa posted a gruesome video which appears to show Haji Mullah Achakzai, head of the police in Badghis province near Heart being executed after he surrendered. Bilal Sarwary, an Afghanistan journalist, tweeted photos showing two men with their faces colored back being pulled down a street with nooses around their necks.

"Taliban accused these men of theft, their faces were colored with black color - to embarrass them and were paraded in Herat city after the Friday prayers,"

Entrepreneur Jon Lonsdale tweeted a message he said was received by an intermediary: “An Afghani interpreter I have come to know well over the years was hung in the streets last night. They melted his DoD ID into his chest. Cut off his arms. And killed his family. His 10-year-old daughter was spared and handed off to leadership.” 

It is despicable. 

Retired Army Captain Tyler Merritt, a former Night Stalker in the U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment, helped with the closing down of Iraq in the waning days of U.S. involvement there. 

“We have a moral obligation to provide safe haven for those Afghan people who risked their lives and trusted us. If the United States military is to have any legitimacy in the world with our allies, we cannot abandon these people, and leave them for dead.”

Merritt also happens to be the CEO of Nine Line Apparel. He named the company Nine Line, a military term known as a call for help, because at its core, he wanted his organization to be able to offer help where it is needed.  

That time is now.

Nine Line is partnering with other like-minded business owners, and with the non-profit No One Left Behind, to help ensure safe passage for our allies and their families who risked their lives for our freedom.

These brave men and women served alongside U.S. military and government personnel and, in many cases, directly saved American lives.

No One Left Behind is working to fund a private charter flight to rescue Afghans.  So far, the organization has been able to fund one such aircraft and is working on more.  

It’s a start, but it’s not enough. Every hour, conditions on the ground worsen.

We need to build awareness of the horrors happening on the ground. We need to pressure our own elected officials to act on behalf of our allies, and get them to safety — particularly the women and children. With government operations ongoing, it is time government and private entities work together to help these people NOW!

Help us raise money to help our civilians and those who served alongside us!


  • Morgan Price

    Thank you for doing this! We need to be doing everything we can to get these people out. Your absolutely right, they trusted us. Our intentions and our sacrifices in that country were honorable and just. We had a mission, and even though it seems as if our government has failed, and our own citizens at home think this means we have failed this mission. The mission doesn’t end until WE (the soldiers, the fighters, the warriors, the peacekeepers, and the believers) give up…..and these people have given us valuable loyalty, devotion, and their utmost trust which wasn’t an easy feat, during our deployments there….they deserve the Americans we promised them we are…they deserve the freedom fighting patriots that NEVER SURRENDER, never GIVE UP, and NEVER SUBMIT TO TYRANNY. I’m all in invested in anyway I can support this fight, and the brave and few men and women who have not given up on these people and our mission. Thank you for your investment of time and effort to help, and for giving us the opportunity to help anyway we can!

  • Ronald

    I stand with you Capt. Merritt.

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