The protests have been launched a day after the Taliban stated their authorities had no details about Zawahiri “entering and living” in capital metropolis Kabul and warned the United States to by no means repeat an assault on Afghan soil.
Photos shared on social media confirmed protesters in no less than seven Afghan provinces carrying banners studying “Down with USA”, “Joe Biden, stop lying” and “America is a liar”.
Zawahiri, the highest chief of the hardline Islamist militant group, was killed with a missile fired from a drone whereas he stood on a balcony at his Kabul hideout on Sunday, U.S. officers said, the largest blow to the militants since U.S. Navy SEALS shot lifeless Osama bin Laden greater than a decade in the past.
Zawahiri’s dying in Kabul raised questions on whether or not he obtained sanctuary from the Taliban, who had assured the United States as a part of a 2020 settlement on the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces that they’d not harbour different militant teams. The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan – the identify the Taliban use for the nation and their authorities – warned Washington that “if such incidents are repeated again and if the territory of Afghanistan is violated then responsibility for any consequences will be on United States.”
The Taliban gained full management over Afghanistan on Aug. 15 final yr after U.S. led international forces withdrew and prime Afghan leaders together with the nation’s president fled, marking an finish to twenty years of battle.