Taliban competitors shouted success mottos beside the United States consular office in Kabul on Monday, August 15 as they noted the very first wedding anniversary of their go back to power in Afghanistan adhering to an unstable year that saw the United States and also NATO pressures leave the battle torn Islamic nation.
Exactly a year earlier, the hardline Islamists recorded Kabul after an across the country lightning offensive versus federal government pressures equally as US-led soldiers were finishing twenty years of treatment in a 20 year problem battle that set you back 10s of countless lives.
'It's the day of success and also joy for the Afghan Muslims and also individuals. It is the day of occupation and also success of the white flag,' federal government representative Bilal Karimi stated on Twitter.
Taliban competitors can be seen sporting American made weapons, driving American made Humvee army cars and also swing images of Jalaluddin Haqqani, creator of the terrorist Haqqani Network that likewise assisted Al Qaeda develop
The disorderly withdrawal of international pressures proceeded up until August 31, with 10s of countless individuals hurrying to Kabul's flight terminal wishing to be left on any type of trip out of Afghanistan.
Many Taliban competitors collected in Kabul's Massoud Square, opposite the now-shut United States consular office, where they showed the program's white banners.
'Long live the Islamic Emirate ... lengthy online self-reliance,' they shouted, some holding tools while others took photos on their smart phones.
'The time when we got in Kabul, and also when the Americans left, those were minutes of delight,' stated Hekmat, currently a participant of the unique pressures safeguarding the governmental royal residence.
Back in August 2021, pictures of groups storming the flight terminal, climbing up atop airplane and also some clinging to a leaving United States army freight aircraft as it rolled down the path broadcast on news flash worldwide.