Days after the hasty withdrawal of the US troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban seized Kabul on 15th August, completing their 20 years of war with a win. Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the Afghanistan National Reconciliation Council, had confirmed that President Ghani had left the nation in this situation.
It was back in the 1990s when the Taliban took over Afghanistan, but the US intervention led to the fall of the Taliban. Afghans blame the US for their failure, and hasty troops pull out. A dream for a democratic country capable of standing against the Taliban and supporting Afghanistan with military support and billions of dollars have failed.
Diplomats, ambassadors have been evacuated by different nations. What’s next for Afghanistan? The UN has termed the situation in Afghanistan as a humanitarian crisis. The Taliban has recently killed an Afghan woman for wearing tight clothes, women must stay at home and travel with a male. The Taliban has made their intention clear about women’s freedom and rights.
Several reports state that the Taliban will re-establish the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan. The situation at the Kabul airport is dire, people are trying to leave the country while panic grips the entire nation. Afghan nationals who have arrived at the Delhi airport are relieved but with pain in their hearts. An Afghan national said, ‘she could not believe that the world had abandoned them, our friends are going to get killed.‘
Former president Hamid Karzai and the Afghan leaders will meet the Taliban for a peaceful transfer of power. The war is over, and it is a colossal failure. A new regime has taken over. Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar will likely take over as the president of Afghanistan.