Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

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Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

1996–2001
Flag Coat of arms
Capital Kabul
Language(s) Pashto (official)
Dari (recognised)
Arabic (recognised)
Government Theocracy
Head of the Supreme Council
 - 1996–2001 Mohammed Omar
Historical era Post-Cold War
War on Terror
 - Established 27 September 1996
 - Disestablished 2001

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan [1] was the name the Taliban used for Afghanistan when they controlled it. This was from 1996[2] until 2001, when the United States took over from the Taliban. The Taliban never controlled all of Afghanistan. The United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan (the Northern Alliance) controlled a small part of the country in the north.[3]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Directorate of Intelligence (2001). "CIA -- The World Factbook -- Afghanistan" (mirror). http://www.umsl.edu/services/govdocs/wofact2001/geos/af.html#Govt. Retrieved 2008-03-07. "note - the self-proclaimed Taliban government refers to the country as Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan"
  2. Marcin, Gary (1998). "The Taliban". King's College. http://departments.kings.edu/womens_history/taliba.html. Retrieved 26 September 2011.
  3. Map of areas controlled in Afghanistan '96