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Episode 1567

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Tue, 2021-Aug-17 07:57 UTC
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With 552,366 views on Monday, 16 August 2021 our article of the day is Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي امارت‎, Da Afġānistān Islāmī Amārat, Dari: امارت اسلامی افغانستان‎, Imârat-i Islâmī-yi Afġânistân) is an Islamic state governed by the Taliban, an Islamist militant group, that is the de facto current government of Afghanistan since 15 August 2021. The Taliban previously ruled the country under this name from 1996 to 2001.

Between 1996 and 2001, it controlled approximately 90% of the country, whereas remaining regions in the northeast were held by the Northern Alliance, which maintained broad international recognition as a continuation of the Islamic State of Afghanistan. After the September 11 attacks and subsequent declaration of a "War on Terror" by the United States, international opposition to the regime drastically increased, with diplomatic recognition from the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan being rescinded.

The Islamic Emirate was overthrown by the Northern Alliance on 17 December 2001, which had been bolstered by the ISAF coalition established after a U. S.-led invasion of the country two months prior. The Taliban has continued to refer to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in official communications from 2001 until 2021. During the 2021 Taliban offensive, the Islamic Emirate regained effective control of the governance of Afghanistan following the Fall of Kabul on 15 August 2021. This was due to the rapid and hurried withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan.

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