Publish dateSunday 27 September 2020 - 12:35
Story Code : 219642
Remembering Fall of Kabul to Taliban 24 Years Ago
24 years ago on September 27 (or 6th Meezan 1375 in the solar year) the Taliban entered the capital city of Kabul, just two years after the group was formally founded.
Kabul at the time was under the control of the Afghan mujahideen, but disagreements between mujahideen factions created an opportunity for the Taliban to take control of territory very easily.
The Afghan mujahideen factions evacuated Kabul and the Taliban regime lasted for five years.
At the time, the Afghan people were tired of the civil war that had gripped their country following the victory of the mujahideen over the Soviet-backed government of Najibullah, and many Afghans expected that the Taliban would rebuild their country and that peace would prevail despite the very restrictive Taliban laws.
Meanwhile, for many Afghan girls and women, the group's domination of the country's major cities meant the end of their dreams and aspirations.
Shahnaz Ghawsi is a member of the Afghan parliament who during the Taliban regime witnessed the beating of girls and women who were accused of violating the Taliban’s rules.
Source : Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)
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