After a military advance across Afghanistan, the Taliban are reclaiming control in Kabul. As Islamist militants entered the capital on August 15, President Ashraf Ghani fled the nation, bringing the Islamist militants dangerously close to retaking control of the country two decades after they were defeated by a US-led invasion. As US and other foreign soldiers left in accordance with President Joe Biden’s decision to terminate America’s longest war, which began after the September 11, 2001 attacks, their advance increased. Ghani said he fled the country to avoid fighting with the Taliban, which would put millions of Kabul citizens in risk, in a Facebook post. The war in Afghanistan is finished, according to a spokesman for the Taliban’s political office, and the sort of control and form of the new regime will be obvious soon. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his alarm over the situation in Afghanistan, saying that he is “deeply concerned” and urging the Taliban to display maximum restraint.
The Taliban entered the TOLOnews compound in Kabul today, according to a tweet from the news channel. It was tweeted that security personnel’s firearms were checked and government-issued weapons were collected.
Following the Islamist hardliners’ seizure of power in Afghanistan, China has stated that it is eager to cultivate “friendly relations” with the Taliban. “China respects the right of the Afghan people to independently determine their own destiny and is willing to continue to develop… friendly and cooperative relations with Afghanistan,” Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for the foreign ministry, told reporters.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, has stated that the international community must remain engaged with Afghanistan, and that Islamabad will continue to play a facilitative role in bringing a political settlement to the war-torn country, which has been taken over by the Taliban in a sudden and unprecedented government collapse. After the US-backed Afghan government crumbled and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, the Taliban stormed Kabul yesterday, marking an extraordinary conclusion to a two-decade campaign in which the US and its allies attempted to reconstruct the war-torn country.
The Congress demanded on Monday that the Modi government wake up from its slumber and defend Indians in Afghanistan, where the Taliban has taken control. The situation in Afghanistan is exceedingly serious, and India’s strategic interests are at risk, according to Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, but the government has not put in place any plan to evacuate its citizens, which he considers to be a gross failure of responsibility. The Modi government’s unwillingness to put in place a well-thought-out strategy to evacuate our citizens is a grave dereliction of responsibility that must be condemned.