Taliban celebrate US withdrawal from Afghanistan with parade outside US embassy and Bagram Air Force Base

Taliban celebrate US withdrawal from Afghanistan with parade outside US embassy and Bagram Air Force Base
Taliban celebrate US withdrawal from Afghanistan with parade outside US embassy and Bagram Air Force Base

The Taliban celebrated one year from the US withdrawal from Afghanistan on Wednesday, with parade in front of the former US Embassy in Kabulwrites “Fox News”.

The anniversary marked the end of America’s longest military campaign and a 20-year war that saw Kabul and its democratic government fall to the rebel group in August last year.

The Taliban, who remain unrecognized as the official government of Afghanistan, made August 31 a national holiday, Reuters writes.

On Wednesday, images emerged showing how the Taliban and their supporters celebrate the day with a parade in Kabul. It is reported that a military parade was also held at Bagram Air Base, which the US left in July 2021 Mr.

Men walk in formation along the airbase’s runway as helicopters and military vehicles follow, and Taliban officials stand and watch in the shadows, social media posts show.

The US officially left Afghanistan at one minute to midnight on August 30, 2021 Mr. who the Taliban designated as “Freedom Day” and celebrated with fireworks over Kabul on Tuesday night.

Although the return of the Taliban means anything but freedom for everyone.

After capturing the capital and evacuating former president Ashraf Ghani last year, the rebel group reintroduced harsh Islamic lawsnot seen since before the 2001 US invasion that had devastating effects on the rights of women and girls.

Girls are no longer allowed to attend secondary school, meaning their education stops after the sixth grade.

Forced marriages are being reported at an increasing rateas parents struggle to provide food for their families amid a crippled economy, have begun to re-emerge harsh punishments such as stoning and cutting off hands for theft.

Women are again required to wear the hijab, be accompanied by men when hailing taxis or traveling any distance, and are no longer allowed to work unless in the medical or educational sectors.

The United Nations called on the Taliban to reverse their oppressive policies and for the international community to step in to provide humanitarian aid for those most affected by Afghanistan’s stalled economy and oppressive politics.

UN: Hunger threatens 6 million people in Afghanistan

Poverty in the country is deepening


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