After the announcement of the US withdrawal, the Taliban intensified their struggle to seize power in Kabul. After the US presidential election, newly elected President Joe Biden announced a military withdrawal from Afghanistan, sticking to the policies of his predecessor Bill Clinton. After this, Biden announced the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan ahead of time. After the withdrawal of American troops, the Taliban’s eyes were fixed on the power of Afghanistan. The Taliban started their occupation of Afghanistan province one by one and finally hoisted their flag on Kabul. With this came the end of a democratic government in Afghanistan. Let us know the whole event in the form of a date.
April 14, 2021: US President Joe Biden announces that the military withdrawal will begin on May 1 and end on September 11. It was an extension of the May 1 deadline for a troop withdrawal between the Taliban and the US and a sign of the end of the longest US war.
May 04: Taliban militants launched a major attack on the Afghan army in southern Helmand province. Militants also attacked six other provinces.
May 11: Violence erupts across the country and the Taliban capture the Nerakh district, on the outskirts of the capital, Kabul.
June 07: Senior government officials say fighting has intensified and 150 Afghan soldiers have been killed in the last 24 hours. Fighting is getting fierce in 26 out of 34 provinces of the country.
June 22: Taliban militants intensify attacks in northern Afghanistan from their stronghold south. The UN diplomat in Afghanistan said the Taliban had captured more than 50 of the 370 districts.
02 July: The US Army evacuates its main military base at Bagram Air Base. With the evacuation of this military base located near Kabul, America’s direct involvement ended.
05 July: The Taliban tells the Afghan government to give a written peace offer by August.
July 21: Senior US general reports that Taliban militants have captured nearly half of the country’s districts.
July 25: The US reiterates its commitment to continue aid to Afghanistan in the coming weeks, saying it will intensify airstrikes to counter the Taliban.
July 26: The United Nations says about 2,400 civilians have been killed or injured between May and June. This is the largest number of those months since 2009.
6 August: Zaranj, located in the south of the country, becomes the first provincial capital captured by the Taliban in years. After this, the Taliban continued to occupy many provincial capitals, including Kunduz located in the north.
August 13: Taliban capture four provincial capitals, including Kandahar. Major commander Muhammad Ismail Khan, who fought against the Taliban, was taken prisoner while capturing Herat.
August 14: After a mild skirmish, the Taliban captured the main city of Mazar-e-Sharif in the north and Pul-e-Alam, just 70 km from Kabul. America sent more troops for the safe return of its citizens from Kabul. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he was talking to local and international allies to take the next step.
August 15: Without a fight, the Taliban enter the capital, Kabul, capturing the major city of Jalalabad.