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This week - 25 years later - I watched from afar as the Taliban again claimed victory. Then, like now, the Taliban conquered most of the country with almost no resistance, as most of the armies arrayed against it slowly defected, retreated, surrendered, or simply disappeared. Back then, Afghanistan had been consumed by a vicious игры для заработка денег андроид war since 1989, when the Soviet Union withdrew its forces and the United States cut off aid to the anti-Soviet mujahideen.
Out of that vacuum, the Taliban formed, and it promised to end the corruption that was endemic to the warlords fracturing the country. I knew little of that at the time. I was a young photographer cutting my teeth in postwar Bosnia.
Over 48 hours, I flew from Zagreb, Croatia, to London to Peshawar, Pakistan, where I was told to expect a call from the International Committee of the Red Cross, which was still making flights in and out of Kabul. So in that pre-cellphone era, I stayed in my hotel room binge-watching Bollywood videos on satellite TV until the phone rang. When the time came, we set off in a small twin-engine игровые автоматы игра на деньги slots play free plane, with perhaps 12 passengers.
This approach, they said, would reduce the danger from anybody shooting at the airplane. The Kabul airport was a grim testament to decades of war. Wrecked helicopters, airplanes, military radar units, and anti-aircraft guns were on their sides, all riddled with bullet holes. An Ariana Airlines jetliner was parked on the tarmac, but when I looked closely, I saw that pieces бесплатные игры с выводом денег на карту it had been blown off by a rocket attack. The terminal building was without electricity, and it was almost surprising to have my passport stamped in the near darkness.
But the white flag was, and still is, a Taliban banner. Kabul in 1996 was a city with entire square blocks of shattered buildings, reminiscent of photographs of bombed cities from World War II, of Grozny in Chechnya - much worse than Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, where I was coming from. The destruction had occurred not from battle involving the Taliban or the Soviets, but between rival mujahideen factions that had shelled the city ruthlessly upon falling out with one another.
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At a police station they had occupied, a small mountain of smashed TV sets filled the backyard. I found a Taliban officer who spoke English, as many of them did because they grew up in refugee camps in Pakistan.
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He had a cheerful greeting for me once I introduced myself as a Chinese American photojournalist. Because that is the fate of all non-Muslims," he said. Like help grandmothers and elders. You should do your best to be of service to your community," he replied.]