Taliban celebrate defeating US Troops.

The extremist Muslim Taliban celebrated their return to power on Tuesday with gunfire and diplomacy, after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan to end a two-decade war.
The longest military conflict in the United States ended Monday night when its forces abandoned the Kabul airport, where they were in control of an angry fighter jet that saw more than 123,000 people fleeing their lives under the Taliban.
Taliban militants then stormed the airport and fired shots into the air in a cheerful city – a dramatic return after a US-led invasion in 2001 and their downfall in support of Al Qaeda.
“Congratulations Afghanistan … this victory is for all folks ,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters a couple of hours later at the airport.

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Mujahid said the Taliban victory was “a lesson to other invaders”.
Many Afghans fear the return of the original Taliban regime from 1996-2001, which was famous for their treatment of girls and women, as well as the brutal justice system.
However, the Taliban have repeatedly promised a more tolerant and transparent government compared to their first term in office, and the mujahedin have continued with this topic.
“We want to possess an honest relationship with America and therefore the world. We welcome good diplomatic relations with all,” he said.
Mujahid also stressed that the Taliban security forces would be “gentle and kind”.
Terrorist threat
The release came just before President 31 Biden’s deadline for ending the war, which claimed the lives of more than tens of thousands of Afghans and more than 2,400 American troops.
The early arrival follows a threat from the Islamic State group, the Taliban rivals, to attack American forces at the airport.
Thirteen U.S. troops were among the more than 100 people killed when an IS suicide bomber attacked an airport area last weekend, where desperate Afghans had gathered in hopes of boarding a rescue plane.
US-led air transport began as the Taliban completed a dramatic victory over government forces across the country and reached the capital on August 14.
Their victory came after Biden withdrew almost all American troops, then was forced to return around 6,000 more to make the flight.
Biden said he would address the nation in Washington on Tuesday, as his critics continued to brutalize him for the way he handled the pull and pull.
“We can’t fight endless wars, but the scope and consequences of Biden’s defeat here are astounding,” Republican Senator Rick Scott said.
Biden’s chief diplomat, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, could only offer harsh words to the Taliban.
“All legitimacy and support will need to be won,” Blinken said, as he announced that the us had suspended its diplomatic presence in Kabul and relocated its operations to Qatar.
Uncertainty for the airport
All eyes will now be on how the Taliban are handling their early days with sole authority over the country, with a strong focus on whether they will allow free travel for those who wish to leave, as well as other foreigners.
Blinken said a small number of American citizens remained in the country – “less than 200” but probably around 100.
Thousands of Afghans who have worked with the US-backed government for years and fear retaliation also want to leave.
Western allies have expressed their grief in recent days that not all Afghans who wanted to flee could take rescue planes.
The UN Security Council on Monday passed a resolution calling on the Taliban to honor its promise to allow people to leave Afghanistan freely in the future and to give them access to the United Nations and provide other aid agencies.
Discussions are underway about who will run Kabul airport.
The Taliban have asked Turkey to handle equipment while maintaining security, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has not yet accepted the offer.
It was not immediately clear which airlines would agree to travel to and from Kabul.

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