Latest: Afghans waving the national flag They went out to protest in Kabul And other cities Thursday, Taliban fighters defied in sporadic demonstrations to mark the anniversary of the country’s independence from British rule. The protests It raised the specter of broader popular opposition to the group, which has swept into power across Afghanistan in a stunning attack over the past two weeks.
High-ranking Taliban leader to Reuters That the country will rule under its shadow sharia law Now that the group is back in power. In the interview, Wahidullah al-Hashemi alluded to a system that could be as oppressive towards women as it was when militants last ruled Afghanistan.
As US personnel continue to operate evacuation flights from Kabul airport, President Biden said in an interview with ABC News Wednesday that US forces will remain in the country after August 31 if necessary to evacuate any remaining Americans who wish to leave the country.
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