The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan was the event in August 2021 when the Taliban took control of the country, marking the end of the War in Afghanistan. The Taliban had been fighting against the Afghan government and the US-led coalition for 20 years, and they had been steadily gaining ground. In the summer of 2021, the Taliban launched a major offensive, and they quickly captured a number of key cities, including Kandahar and Herat.
The Afghan government was unable to stop the Taliban advance, and on August 15, 2021, the Taliban entered Kabul without a fight. President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, and the Taliban declared that they had taken control of Afghanistan.
The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan was met with international condemnation. The United Nations Security Council imposed sanctions on the Taliban, and it called on the group to respect human rights and to form an inclusive government. The Taliban has promised to be more moderate than it was in its previous rule, but it remains to be seen whether it will live up to its promises.
The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has had a number of negative consequences. The country is now facing a humanitarian crisis, with millions of people displaced from their homes and in need of food, water, and shelter. The Taliban has also imposed a number of restrictions on women and girls, banning them from working or going to school.
The future of Afghanistan is uncertain. The Taliban has said that they want to build an Islamic state, but it is unclear how this will be achieved. The group has a history of human rights abuses, and it is feared that they will return to their previous repressive ways. However, there are also some who believe that the Taliban has changed, and that they will be more moderate in their rule.
Only time will tell what the future holds for Afghanistan. However, one thing is for sure: the Taliban’s takeover of the country has had a profound impact on the lives of millions of Afghans.