Taliban booty ascendancy of Afghanistan: How it happened and what's abutting for the Afghan people
How did the Taliban administer to booty ascendancy of Afghanistan and what's abutting for the Afghan people? Here's what we apperceive so far.
Taliban fighters on gates of Afghan presidential alcazar in Kabul on Monday | Photo Credits: AP
US-led aggression of Afghanistan in 2001 ousted Taliban from power
Taliban say they appetite to anatomy an "inclusive, Islamic government" with added factions
NATO allies spent billions of dollars over two decades to alternation and accouter Afghan aegis forces
The Taliban accept bedeviled ability in Afghanistan two weeks afore the U.S. was set to complete its troop abandonment afterwards a cher two-decade war.
The insurgents stormed beyond the country, capturing all above cities in a amount of days, as Afghan aegis armament accomplished and able by the U.S. and its allies broiled away.
Here's a accessory at what happened and what comes next:
The Taliban, a active accumulation that ran the country in the backward 1990s, accept afresh taken control.
The U.S.-led aggression of Afghanistan in 2001 ousted the insurgents from power, but they never left. Afterwards they blitzed beyond the country in contempo days, the Western-backed government that has run the country for 20 years collapsed. Afghans, fearing for the future, are antagonism to the airport, one of the aftermost routes out of the country.
They're afraid that the country could alight into anarchy or the Taliban could backpack out animus attacks adjoin those who formed with the Americans or the government.
Many additionally abhorrence the Taliban will reimpose the acrid estimation of Islamic law that they relied back they ran Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. Back then, women were barred from accessory academy or alive alfresco the home.
Afghan fighters at gates of presidential alcazar in Kabul on Monday | Credits: AP
They had to abrasion the all-embracing burqa and be accompanied by a macho about whenever they went outside. The Taliban banned music, cut off the easily of thieves and benumbed adulterers.
The Taliban accept approved to present themselves as a added abstinent force in contempo years and say they won't exact revenge, but abounding Afghans are agnostic of those promises.
Probably because U.S. troops are set to abjure by the end of the month.
The U.S. has been aggravating to get out of Afghanistan, its longest war, for several years now.
American troops ousted the Taliban in a amount of months back they invaded to basis out al-Qaida, which orchestrated the 9/11 attacks while actuality harbored by the Taliban. But it accepted added difficult to authority area and clean a nation aged by afresh wars.
A Chinook helicopter evacuating admiral agents from the US admiral in Kabul on Sunday | Credits: AP
As the U.S. focus confused to Iraq, the Taliban began to regroup and in contempo years took over abundant of the Afghan countryside.
Last year, then-President Donald Trump appear a plan to cull out and active a accord with the Taliban that bound U.S. aggressive activity adjoin them. President Joe Biden afresh appear that the aftermost troops would leave by the end of August.
As the final borderline drew close, the Taliban began a lightning offensive, overrunning burghal afterwards city.
The abbreviate answer? Corruption.The U.S. and its NATO allies spent billions of dollars over two decades to alternation and accouter Afghan aegis forces. But the Western-backed government was abounding with corruption. Commanders abstract the cardinal of soldiers to carry off resources, and troops in the acreage generally lacked ammunition, aliment or alike food.
Their assurance added breakable back it became bright the U.S. was on its way out. As the Taliban rapidly avant-garde in contempo canicule absolute units surrendered afterwards abrupt battles, and Kabul and some adjacent ambit fell afterwards a fight.
and fabricated few accessible statements as the Taliban swept beyond the country.
On Sunday, as they accomplished the capital, he larboard Afghanistan, adage he had alleged to leave to abstain added bloodshed. It's not bright area he went.
WHY ARE PEOPLE COMPARING AFGHANISTAN TO THE FALL OF SAIGON?
The Fall of Saigon to North Vietnamese armament in 1975 apparent the end of the Vietnam War. It became an constant attribute of defeat afterwards bags of Americans and their Vietnamese allies were airlifted out of the burghal on helicopters. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has alone any comparisons to Afghanistan, saying: "This is clearly not Saigon."
The Taliban say they appetite to anatomy an "inclusive, Islamic government" with added factions. They are captivation negotiations with chief politicians, including leaders in the above government.
They accept apprenticed to accomplish Islamic law but say they will accommodate a defended ambiance for the acknowledgment of accustomed activity afterwards decades of war.
But abounding Afghans disbelief the Taliban and abhorrence that their aphorism will be agitated and oppressive. One assurance that worries bodies is that they appetite to rename the country the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which is what they alleged it the aftermost time they ruled.
Many abhorrence it could beggarly a astringent acknowledgment of rights.
Afghan women accept fabricated above assets back the abolish of the Taliban. Abounding are afraid they will already afresh be bedfast to their homes. The Taliban accept said they are no best against to women accessory academy but accept not set out a bright action on women's rights. Afghanistan charcoal an overwhelmingly bourgeois country, abnormally alfresco above cities, and the cachet of women generally varied, alike beneath Taliban rule.
That's anyone's guess, but American aggressive admiral are worried.
In the accord accord active with the United States aftermost year, the Taliban apprenticed to action agitation and anticipate Afghanistan from afresh acceptable a abject for attacks. But the U.S. has little advantage to accomplish that.
Technological advances over the aftermost 20 years acquiesce the United States to ambition doubtable militants in countries like Yemen and Somalia area it does not accept a abiding troop presence. The Taliban paid a abundant amount for their role in the Sept. 11 attacks and acceptable achievement to abstain a echo as they seek to consolidate their rule.
But beforehand this year, the Pentagon's top leaders said an agitator accumulation like al-Qaida may be able to change in Afghanistan, and admiral are now admonishing that such groups could abound abundant faster than expected.
Afghanistan is additionally home to an Islamic State accumulation associate that has agitated out a beachcomber of alarming attacks targeting its Shiite boyhood in contempo years. The Taliban accept accursed such attacks and the two groups accept fought anniversary added over territory, but it charcoal to be apparent whether a Taliban government will be accommodating or able to abolish IS.
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