Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
In just two weeks, members of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, better known as Taliban, an extremist group that settled in the country, managed to take control of the main cities, including Kabul, the Afghan capital.
This occurs after the United States advanced in its withdrawal in the country. The troops of the North American country had a presence in Afghanistan for almost 20 years, when the Twin Towers in New York were attacked on 11 September 2001. The attack was carried out by self-described Taliban terrorists.
During the administration of Donald Trump the withdrawal of American soldiers was announced, decision continued by now president Joe Biden.
The Taliban took advantage of the departure of the Americans and the weakened Afghan defense to take control of several cities until they reached Kabul. They took power and announced that they will establish a new government that will be based on the principles of Islam., religion that governs them.
Even before 2001 the extremist group controlled Afghanistan, in a time characterized by extreme punishment and repression of women and girls. His return means a setback and a threat to human rights.
Thousands of Afghans seek to flee, several countries have opened their doors to citizens who fear being under the rules of ultraconservatives.