Afghanistan crisis, beginning of Taliban era in Afghanistan! Name will change, will soon declare the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Taliban capture in Afghanistan  |  Photo Credits: AP
Kabul: A Taliban official has said the insurgent group will soon announce the creation of an Islamic emirate from the presidential complex in Kabul. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the terrorist organization named the war-torn country Islamic Emirate Afghanistan even before US-led forces launched attacks to topple the Taliban from Afghanistan. A Taliban official said Afghanistan would soon be announced as an Islamic emirate from the presidential complex in Kabul.
Afghan leaders have set up a coordination council to meet with the Taliban and manage the transfer of power. Earlier, the Taliban had taken control of the capital Kabul. Former President Hamid Karzai said in a statement posted on social media that the council would be headed by Abdullah Abdullah, head of the ‘High Council for National Reconciliation’, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, head of Hizb-e-Islami, and he himself. The decision has been taken to prevent anarchy, reduce the problems of the people and transfer power peacefully, the statement said.
US embassy suspends operations
In addition, the US embassy in Kabul has suspended all operations and asked US citizens to seek shelter in a safe place. The embassy has said that there are reports of shootings at the international airport. The US is in a hurry to airlift its diplomats and civilians from Afghanistan after the Taliban took over much of the country.
‘Ghani left Afghanistan at tough times’
Earlier, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country on Sunday as the Taliban advanced further into Kabul. Along with this, countrymen and foreigners are also trying to leave the country, which is a sign of the end of 20 years experiment of Western countries to build new Afghanistan. The two officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Ghani left the country by air. Both officials were not authorized to brief journalists. Afghan National Reconciliation Council chief Abdullah Abdullah later confirmed in an online video that Ghani had left the country. “He (Ghani) left Afghanistan at a difficult time, God hold him accountable,” Abdullah said.
‘Women’s rights will end’
Citizens want to leave the country fearing that the Taliban may re-enact a brutal regime that would end women’s rights. Citizens stood outside cash machines to withdraw their lifetime savings. Helicopters were seen flying in the sky to evacuate personnel from the US embassy. Smoke was also seen rising near the premises as the workers were destroying important documents. Embassies of many other western countries are also preparing to evacuate their people. Despite billions of dollars being spent by the US and NATO to prepare security forces in Afghanistan over nearly two decades, the Taliban surprisingly captured almost the whole of Afghanistan in a week. Just days earlier, a US military assessment estimated it would take a month for the capital to come under Taliban pressure. Instead, the Taliban rapidly defeated government forces, even though they had some air support from the US military.
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