The #Taliban held the second press conference of the day at the #Afghan National TV Station. Earlier, the group’s spokesman addressed reporters at Kabul airport, congratulating the nation for gaining its independence and driving the Americans out. The last U.S. #troops left Kabul airport on August 30 and celebratory gunfire erupted all over the Afghan capital. The Taliban are now in full control of Kabul’s international airport and most of Afghanistan.
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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.