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The Taliban declares the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.  Countries speed up the withdrawal of their citizens |  Globalism

The Taliban declares the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Countries speed up the withdrawal of their citizens | Globalism

NS Taliban announced on Thursday (19) that Afghanistan It became the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the same name adopted in the country when the extremist group first seized power in 1996.

The statement was announced in a post by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, who on Tuesday held a press conference in which he said that the movement They’ll have more moderate attitudes this time.

But on Thursday, Wahidullah al-Hashemi, a senior Taliban leader, said the laws in the country should be similar to those in place when the extremist group was in power. mention it There is no possibility for the country to adopt democracy as a system for selecting leaders. Afghanistan is likely to be governed by a council that adheres to Islamic law.

“There will be no such thing as a democratic system because it has no basis in our country, and we will not discuss what kind of political system we will implement in Afghanistan because this is clear: the law is Sharia, and that is it,” Al-Hashemi said.

Taliban fighters patrol the streets of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on August 19 – Photo: Rahmat Gul/Associated Press

Also on Thursday, Afghanistan’s Independence Day, the group He reacted violently to the first signs of resistance to his seizure of power.

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Demonstrations took place in the capital, Kabul, according to the New York Times, in the cities of Jalalabad and Asadabad and in the Paktia region, according to Reuters, and reports of deaths in Asadabad and shootings in Kabul as a demonstration was violently dispersed by the Taliban.

Meanwhile, countries reported difficulties in completing the withdrawal of their Afghan diplomats and their Afghan collaborators, even though the Taliban ensured their safety was guaranteed.

Afghan civilians prepare to board a plane to leave the country at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul on Wednesday (18) – Photo: Sgt. Victor Manchilla/USMC via AP

Twelve people have died in and around Hamid Karzai International Airport since Sunday, Taliban and NATO officials told Reuters on Thursday.

The US government has sent 6,000 troops to ensure security at Kabul airport and evacuate 30,000 Americans and Afghan civilians who have worked with Washington and fear for their lives. So far, just over 5,000 (3,200 mainly American workers and 2,000 Afghan refugees) have been evacuated.

a GermanyWhich is expected to repatriate up to 10,000 people, including more than 2,500 Afghans, has evacuated 500 people, including 202 Afghans, and agreed to send 600 troops to Kabul to help evacuate as many people as possible by September 30 at the latest.

Parents hand over their children to the military in the hope of a life away from the Taliban

Parents hand over their children to the military in the hope of a life away from the Taliban

Also in Europe, the first military aircraft Spain From Kabul with 50 Spaniards and Afghan collaborators on board, he disembarked on Thursday at the Torrejon de Ardoz military base, northeast of Madrid.

The seven most striking images of the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan

The seven most striking images of the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan

Spain also agreed to help evacuate about 400 local Afghan officials from Afghanistan. European Union and others from NATO (NATO) and take them to Europe. Afghan citizens will be sent to several European countries.

The French air bridge continues through Emirates Airlines, with the arrival of a new flight scheduled for Thursday, carrying 120 passengers, most of them Afghans. A first group of them arrived in Paris on Wednesday. the France It expected the evacuation of thousands of people from Afghanistan, but did not say a specific number.

Afghans fill out their details on requests to leave the country in front of the UK and Canadian embassies in Kabul on Thursday (19) – Photo: Kohsar Agent/AFP

NS United kingdom It has already expelled 306 Britons and 2,052 Afghans from the country now controlled by the Taliban.

a Turkey It repatriated 324 citizens on Monday and arranged for the return of more than 200 from Kabul.

Other flights have left in recent days to DutchAnd Poland (A second plane flew back to the country on Thursday), DenmarkAnd NorwayAnd Czech RepublicAnd Hungary NS Bulgaria. Fifteen Romanians were unable to reach Kabul airport and the plane sent by their country returned with only one person on board, according to Agence France-Presse.

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