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A month under Taliban rule

The Taliban has marked the first month since sweeping back to power in Afghanistan on September 15, 2021. The insurgents seized the capital Kabul with barely a fight after the US announced its 20-year military presence would end on August 31. A month on, Kabul residents said security has largely improved, but the country’s economy remains in ruins. The Taliban continues to come under pressure as it tries to consolidate power, gain legitimacy and address major policy challenges. 
 

16 Sep 2021 - 5:54PM