The militiamen from the Taliban have captured Afghanistan yet again- two decades after they were removed from power by the USA. The militia swept into Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan- where they faced very little resistance from the government forces of the country.
Within the span of a few hours, the President of the country- who was backed by Washington- left the country while the flag at the US Embassy had been lowered as several diplomatic personnel made a swift evacuation of the country.
Afghanistan Receding Back To The Dark Ages
Ashraf Ghani, the deposed President of Afghanistan, stated that he had to leave the country in order to prevent bloodshed from erupting on the streets. The Taliban, on their part, released a statement mentioning that they had already commenced into the capital and were actively trying to restore the law and order of the land.
The Talibani fighters broke the last stronghold of the government at Mazar-e-Sharif, which was then followed by a complete route of the city of Jalalabad, which lies just a few miles east of Kabul.
On Sunday, Kabul reminded everyone of Saigon in 1975- with helicopters circling the U.S Embassy with the diplomatic personnel under orders of evacuation. Interestingly, Antony Blinken, the Secretary of State mentioned that Kabul was nothing like Saigon. The US Forces had moved into Afghanistan two decades ago with just a simple mission- to deal with the individuals that had led to 9/11- a mission that succeeded.
The U.S Embassy further cautioned reports that the airport in the capital city was under heavy fire, which is why US citizens were asked to stay under shelters. Another military official stated that the airport had been closed to commercial aircraft with the military evacuations still in place.
The White House, under the administration of Joe Biden, had already ordered around 5,000 troops to be deployed in Afghanistan to assist in the evacuations of U.S personnel as well as provide security.