The leadership of the far-right Taliban movement has passed to the final stage of the formation of the new government of Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the U.S. troops as Al Jazeera reported citing high-ranking Taliban leader Anas Haqqani.
“The government will take shape in the following few days. We have covered about 90 to 95 percent and we will announce the final outcome in the following few days,” Haqqani said.
He added that it is too early to say who will enter the new Cabinet of Ministers of Afghanistan.
The withdrawal of the American troops was called by Haqqani the end of the 20-year occupation of Afghanistan by the U.S. and NATO.
After the withdrawal of the American troops, the festive shooting occurred in Kabul. Early in the morning, the Taliban took full control over the Kabul Airport.
On August 15, the Taliban militants seized Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said that he had left the country to avoid bloodshed as the Taliban entered the capital Kabul. Members of the diplomatic missions of the Western countries and their staff consisting of locals did not evacuate and they stay in the capital airport, where chaos was observed.
On August 31, the U.S. withdrew its forces from Afghanistan. According to Pentagon, over the nearly 20 years of its presence in Afghanistan, the United States has lost more than two thousand people.