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Taliban 2.0 to be sworn in today on the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Taliban is likely to hold the oath-taking ceremony on September 11, a day which also marks the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the United States in 2001.

The date chosen by the interim government of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) for the swearing-in ceremony can make many in America wince.

However, there is no official confirmation of the date but reports claimed that invitations are being sent out to the countries including China, Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, Qatar, India and the United States.

The Taliban has taken this step at a time when most countries have said that they will not be in a hurry to recognize the Taliban.

After postponing twice, the Taliban announced its interim cabinet on Tuesday, under the leadership of Taliban’s supreme leader Hibatullah Akhundzada.

Mullah Mohammad Hasan Akhund, the caretaker Prime Minister, invited all former officials to return to the country and the Taliban will guarantee their security and safety.

Twenty years ago in 2001, Al Qaeda terrorists carried out the worst attack ever on America. By hijacking the planes, terrorists hit the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre in New York City and the Pentagon office, just outside Washington DC.

The biggest terror attack in history triggered major U.S. initiatives to combat terrorism and defined the presidency of George Bush. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. To avenge this, America started a military campaign in Afghanistan and many terrorist bases including Al Qaeda were bombed by America to remove Taliban from power.

Read Also: 20 years of 9/11 attacks: A look back at how the day turned horrific

Despite billions of dollars of money and the sacrifice of thousands of soldiers in two decades, America has not been able to cut the roots of the Taliban. Before the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, the Taliban took control of the entire country, including Kabul.

Many terrorist organizations, including Al Qaeda and Haqqani Network, have once again found open ground in Afghanistan.

Taliban Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada has been given the highest post, then Mullah Mohammad Hassan Akhund will be the Prime Minister. Haqqani leaders have also been given important positions in the cabinet, which has increased the concern of the international community.

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