The Taliban raised the flag on the presidential palace on 9/11

The Taliban raised their flags above the Afghan presidential palace on September 11, the same day the US commemorated the terrorist attack 20 years ago.

The director of multimedia of the Taliban Cultural Committee Ahmadullahh Muttaqi said on September 11 that interim Prime Minister Mohammad Hasan Akhund raised the flag of the Taliban at 11 a.m. on the same day, marking the beginning of the government. with 33 members.

Earlier, another Taliban official said the force’s black and white background flag was first flown in the Afghan presidential palace on September 10. The group also painted flags on the wall of the US embassy building.

The moment the Taliban raised the flag of their forces over the Afghan presidential palace coincided with the 20th anniversary of the US terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, which killed nearly 3,000 people.

The Taliban flag is raised above the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul on September 11.  Photo: Balkis Press.

The Taliban flag is raised above the Afghan presidential palace in Kabul on September 11. Photo: Balkis Press.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov earlier said that the Taliban interim government had canceled plans to take office on September 11. Russia is believed to be one of the countries invited by the Taliban to the inauguration. However, Lavrov insisted that Russian officials never intended to send a high-level delegation to Kabul to attend the unveiling of the new Taliban cabinet.

The Taliban on September 7 announced a new government with Akhund as interim prime minister. The positions of deputy prime minister, defense minister, foreign minister and interior minister in the interim government are also longtime leaders of the force.

The Taliban’s new, all-male interim government has sparked outrage in Afghanistan, with accusations that it has no respect for women. Taliban spokesman Sayed Zekrullah Hashimi said that women are not capable of doing government work, when explaining the new all-male government.

Ngoc Anh (Follow AP)

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