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Panjshir Valley’s resistance against the Taliban

The Taliban and opposition forces battled badly to control the Panjshir Valley in Afghanistan on September 4, 2021. Highlights Panjshir Valley is located to the north of Kabul. Both the sides claimed to have the control in Panjshir but neither could produce conclusive evidence to prove it. Background The Taliban were unable to control this ..

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UNSC adopts resolution on Afghanistan

The United Nations Security Council, under the Presidency of India, adopted a resolution on the situation in Afghanistan on August 30, 2021. Highlights The resolution demanded that the war-torn country, Afghanistan, not be used to threaten or attack any nation or shelter terrorists. Resolution was put forward by the US, UK and France. It was ..

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U.S. ends 20-year war in Afghanistan

The United States announced the end of its 20-year-old war in Afghanistan before the deadline of August 31, 2021. Highlights This announcement was made after the last American military flight flew out of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul before the August 31 deadline. America announced the formal end of America’s longest war, just ..

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Facebook bans Taliban supporting content

Social media giant, Facebook, banned the Taliban and all the content supporting it from its platforms after designating the Taliban as a terrorist organisation. Highlights Facebook has a dedicated team of Afghan experts that is monitoring and removing content linked to this Islamic insurgent group. Taliban has been using social media to spread its messages ..

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US President stand by his decision of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan

US President, Joe Biden, noted that he stands by his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan and blamed leadership in Afghanistan for giving in to the Taliban without any retaliation. Key Points Joe Biden while addressing the nation noted that, he learnt after 20 years that there was never a good time to withdraw ..

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Who are the Taliban?

On August 15, 2021, the fundamentalist Islamic force called the Taliban entered Kabul after gaining control over much of the country following the withdrawal of US troops. Highlights Taliban had ruled Afghanistan from 1996 until 2001 when US troops toppled. This group had sheltered Osama bin Laden as he planned the 9/11 attack of 2001. ..

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