Saturday, December 4

What it means for the Taliban to define Afghanistan as an Islamic Emirate

  • Guillermo D. Olmo @BBCgolmo
  • BBC News World

Two Taliban install a flag in Kabul.

Image source, Getty Images


The Taliban raised their own flag on the country’s official buildings.

Afghanistan changed radically in just a few days.

Although there are still many unknowns about the regime that the Taliban want to implant now that they have regained control of the country and the US troops accelerate their chaotic withdrawal, one thing is clear: the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has gone down in history.

The departure of its president, Ashraf Ghani, and the fall of Kabul into the hands of the Taliban are already the first chapter of a new era, that of the Islamic emirate that the insurgents plan to implant in Afghanistan.

In fact the Taliban define themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Under that denomination they signed the Doha Agreement of 2020, which was the preamble for the withdrawal of the United States, and their spokesmen have repeated it in recent days.

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