KABUL: Afghanistan marked the 20th wedding anniversary of 9/11 in low-key fashion on Saturday with the Taliban firmly accountable, two decades after being ousted from power.
The Islamist team took back power on August 15, after a lightning offensive that capitalised on the chaotic recentlies of the 20-year US-led line of work that followed the 2001 strikes.
Numerous fully veiled women held a rally at a Kabul college to reveal assistance for the Taliban, just days after public protests against their regulation.
Unconfirmed reports had actually distributed all week that the Taliban might make use of the September 11 wedding anniversary to swear in their new government, however the day unravelled without formal acknowledgment.
” This is a day for America, except Afghanistan,” said Muhammad Alzoad, a teller. “This had nothing to do with Afghanistan, yet it made us endure.”
The Taliban have promised a milder kind of policy as contrasted to their previous stint in power. Nevertheless, they have relocated swiftly to stifle dissent– shooting airborne to disperse objections by females last week asking for the right to education and work.
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On Saturday, however, hundreds of ladies clothed head-to-toe in black abaya and also niqab were permitted to rally on behalf of the Taliban.
” Those not wearing the hijab are hurting all of us,” stated a woman speaker. “We are sustaining our government with all our stamina,” claimed an additional.
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Kabul: Women hold Taliban flags as they pay attention to a speaker at the Shaheed Rabbani Education University on Saturday. Afghanistan noted the 20th wedding anniversary of 9/11 attacks in muted fashion on Saturday with the Taliban securely in charge, 20 years after being ousted from power. Thousands of completely veiled women held a rally at the college to reveal assistance for the Taliban.– AFP
After the speeches, the ladies held banners and strolled in organised lines for a short range on the street outside, flanked by Taliban soldiers carrying rifles as well as gatling gun.
The Taliban flag, meanwhile, fluttered over the Covering presidential royal residence. Hemad Sherzad, a Taliban boxer and participant of the group’s social council, claimed the flag at the palace was raised on Friday early morning.
Washington’s special agent on Afghanistan as well as engineer of a deal with the Taliban claimed more than 250 foreign nationals had left Afghanistan in the past three days.
In a series of tweets Khalilzad praised both Qatar, whose national airline accomplished the trips, and Taliban’s cooperation “in this essential initiative, for the recent departure of foreign nationals from Afghanistan”.
“We will continue to engage the federal government of Qatar, the Taliban, as well as others to make certain the safe passage of our residents, other international nationals, and Afghans that wish to leave,” Khalilzad tweeted.
Nevertheless, thousands of Afghans, consisting of United States residents as well as permit holders, stay stranded in north Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif waiting to be left however stopped by Taliban rulers requiring traveling documents.