By Yara Zwayne
The Taliban has set out to establish a new government under the control of a dictator: The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. They have been working underground for years, strategizing this mass takeover. As of February 29th, 2020, the United States has withdrawn troops from Afghanistan, and now the Taliban has grasped control of Afghanistan amidst chaos for the first time in 20 years.
The deaths have been detrimental, and thousands of Afghans are attempting to flee. People have become so desperate, they have been pictured handing their babies over fences to troops as a last resort. Shortages of food and electricity have citizens begging for help, but countries are hesitant to provide aid. People are being picked off the street and murdered for protesting, and the murder of females has risen. The innocent people of Afghanistan are sans safety, hope, and peace while the rest of the world is on standby as this mayhem is worsening, holding their breath for what the Taliban plans next.