Taliban Celebrates The Anniversary Of The Withdrawal Of Foreign Troops, Today Is A Public Holiday

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The Taliban has declared Wednesday a national holiday. The capital, Kabul, is decorated with colorful lights to mark the first anniversary of the withdrawal of US-led troops from Afghanistan after 20 years of war.

Kabul: The Taliban has declared Wednesday a national holiday. The capital, Kabul, is decorated with colorful lights to mark the first anniversary of the withdrawal of US-led troops from Afghanistan after 20 years of war. The Taliban government has not been formally recognized by any other nation. 

The Taliban have reimposed their harsher version of Islamic law on Afghanistan. In which women have been taken out of public life, but despite sanctions and a deepening humanitarian crisis, many Afghans say they are glad the foreign force that inspired the Taliban insurgency is gone.

Jalmai, a resident of Kabul, said that we are happy that Allah has freed the infidels from our country and Islamic Emirate was established. The withdrawal of troops at midnight that began on August 31 last year ended America’s longest war. A military intervention that began after the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York. 

66,000 Afghan soldiers and 48,000 civilians were killed in this conflict. Along with this, 2461 American soldiers were also killed. Due to which a lot of protest started in America. More than 3,500 soldiers from other NATO countries were also killed.

The US military said on Tuesday that the US had overtaken the burden of war in Afghanistan. Banners celebrating the defeat of the former Soviet Union, Britain and the United States in the war were seen in Kabul on Wednesday. 

Hundreds of Taliban flags declaring the establishment of Islamic law are being waved from lampposts and government buildings. Late Tuesday night, the skies over Kabul lit up with fireworks and celebratory gunfire from crowds of Taliban fighters. 

In Masood Square, near the former US embassy, ​​armed fighters carrying Taliban flags chanted ‘Death to America’.

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