The Taliban on Monday celebrated one 12 months since taking management of Afghanistan as a “day of victory” amid an unprecedented humanitarian disaster and a collapsed economic system.
The group has struggled to manipulate and stays internationally remoted. The financial downturn has pushed hundreds of thousands extra Afghans into poverty and even starvation, because the stream of international assist has slowed to a trickle.
The group has confronted criticism for imposing curbs on ladies’s rights, together with denying training to highschool ladies, as an alternative of focusing its consideration on reviving the aid-dependent economic system. Western sanctions imposed following the Taliban’s seize of energy final August have emptied the economic system of the much-needed international assist – which fashioned practically 70 % of the economic system.
Taliban fighters, some hoisting rifles or the white banners of their motion, staged small victory parades on foot, bicycles and bikes within the streets of the capital. One small group marched previous the previous US Embassy, chanting “Lengthy reside Islam” and “Demise to America.”
The US-led forces withdrew from the nation final August after 20 years of occupation.