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What will be the future of Afghanistan after the return of Taliban to power?

Life under the Taliban

After the Taliban’s refusal to hand over those responsible for the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, the country was attacked under a US-led attack, with many senior Taliban men fleeing to escape capture and reportedly from Pakistan. He took refuge in Quetta. Later it became ‘‘Quetta Shura’’ It is the leadership council of the Taliban, which guides the insurgency in Afghanistan.

What’s next?

Now the Taliban is beating the drums of victory and it seems that they have been ‘forced into exile’ in late 2001. They are gearing up to re-implement their rule. Estimates suggest the group has captured more than half of Afghanistan’s 400 districts, contrary to their claim of occupying 85% of the territory. However, the US has warned that it will not recognize the Taliban regime to be established in Kabul as a result of the military takeover.

But this alone is not likely to prevent the Taliban from capturing the capital, regardless of the likelihood that if the group succeeds, no one knows where it will get the money to run its government. Interestingly, the Taliban have improved their ties with neighboring countries like Iran, Russia and some Central Asian countries that opposed their rule sometime in the 1990s.

The group probably intends to find a regional alternative to aid the US and its allies, as well as attempt to prevent a resurgence of the anti-Taliban resistance force Northern Alliance, otherwise it will seek financial and military support from those countries.

When it comes to women’s rights, freedom of the press, elections and other freedoms guaranteed in the 2004 constitution (at least, in writing), the Taliban has often stated that it is a ‘real Islamic system’. ’ Wants to align with Afghan tradition, but it is unclear what this actually means, and how much it will differ from their previous rule (1996–2001).


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