On 15 August 2021, the Taliban entered Kabul. The Afghan capital has returned to the hands of the insurgent group after 20 years of American presence, after a rapid advance that nothing and no one was able to stop.
Following an agreement with the Afghan government, President Ashraf Ghani stepped down and transferred power to the Taliban leadership.
A few days later, on the night of August 26, suicide attacks claimed by the Islamic State killed more than 100 people, including 13 American soldiers.
The week the Afghan people have just lived through, under the monitoring of the international community, is the conclusion of a cycle that began in February 2020 with the signing of the Doha agreements that ratified the withdrawal of American troops.