What Is Going On In Afghanistan Today?
The Taliban and the U.S
It is absolutely amazing. President Biden decided to implement the agreement that was made by President Trump and the Taliban to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by May 1st.
A Rescuer in Afghanistan
The NY Post spoke with a rescuer at the Hamid Karzai International Airport. Jariko Denman is a former Army Ranger who is trying to get former Afghan colleagues and their families out of Afghanistan.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
The government that has run the country for 20 years collapsed after they took over the country. Afghans are racing to the airport to leave the country. Many Afghans distrust the Taliban and fear that they will be violent and oppressive. The country of Afghanistan is being renamed the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, which is a sign that people are worried about.
Helicopters for Air Strike Mission in Afghanistan
The Afghan government deployed Special Operators to several areas in recent weeks to shore up the areas against Taliban attacks, but now many of the elite Afghan forces are tired and are not able to fight anymore. The U.S. deployed a small number of helicopter pilots and maintainers to Afghanistan to fly manned airstrike missions. In case of a manned fighter jet going down, the helicopter will be used to recover personnel.
The rescue mission in Afghanistan
The British rescue mission is underway as 6,000 Britons are trapped in the new Taliban state and the heroic UK ambassador stays behind to help. Biden stood firmly behind his decision to remove troops after the capture of the Afghan capital. August 19, 2021.
What Next for Afghanistan
The media has highlighted the plight of Afghan people at airports and the US military, but it is not clear what will happen next. The US is concerned that Al-Qaeda may be able to regroup in Afghanistan, which will likely lead to the country being back to where it was before the war started.
The Children's Hospital in Afghanistan
Activists are concerned about the safety of women in Afghanistan due to reports that the Taliban is forcing changes to how they dress and work. Many Afghan citizens told the British Broadcasting Corporation that the next few months are going to be difficult and they don't know if sending children to modern schools is possible. We're sorry to hear that you're going through a tough time.
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The Taliban in Afghanistan
Four airliners are hijacked. Two people are flown into the World Trade Centre in New York. One crashes into the Pentagon building in Washington, and the other crashes into a field in Pennsylvania.
There are nearly 3000 deaths. The Taliban took power after a decade of Soviet rule and refused to hand over Bin Laden. Their air defences and small fleet of fighter aircraft are destroyed.
They are drawn into combat operations after they support reconstruction projects. More than 450 British troops have died in Afghanistan. The Taliban launch a number of attacks.
The parliament building in Kabul is being attacked. Islamic State began operations in Afghanistan. The Taliban are not a unified force.
The US-Afghanistan Agreement
The US brokered an agreement whereby power was shared between the Pashtun leader, Mr. Ghani, and the Tajik leader, Mr. Abdullah. Some people were against Mr. Ghani, who had worked for the World Bank outside of Afghanistan and was seen as out of touch with the problems of ordinary people.