The departure of US forces was followed by a rout of Afghan governing administration forces. Now, soon after twenty years of western intervention, Afghanistan is back again under the management of the Taliban
It began with a regular trickle of armed forces defeats. To start with Afghan governing administration management was ceded to the Taliban in provincial towns and towns. Then, as the absence of resistance grew to become apparent, even larger towns and regional capitals began to drop. Eventually on Sunday the Taliban entered Kabul as the western-backed governing administration fled the region.
The Guardian’s senior international correspondent, Emma Graham-Harrison, tells Michael Safi that it marks a spectacular reversal for the Afghan governing administration, which had started negotiating a offer with the Taliban in modern months. And as deeply flawed as the governing administration in Kabul has been for the previous twenty years, it has created space for the instruction of ladies and a no cost push. All of that is now in grave doubt as Afghans hold out to see no matter if their new Taliban rulers program to have on where they still left off in 2001. We listen to voices from inside of Afghanistan such as reporter Zahra Joya, who was a baby when US forces invaded in 2001 and drove out the Taliban. She describes her fears for what will appear following.