The rapidly changing political situation in Afghanistan is deeply affecting the lives of millions of Afghans and gripping the world’s attention. What is life like for residents living there now? CGTN stringer interviewed Ezatullah, a melon vendor in Kabul, talking about how his life and work has changed since the Taliban entered Kabul. When asked about his feeling about the current situation, Ezatullah said, “Security is good now .”
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Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.
The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, is a Deobandi Islamist movement and military organization in Afghanistan, currently waging war within the country. Since 2016, the Taliban’s leader has been Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.