Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

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Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
د افغانستان اسلامي امارات
Da Afghanistan Islami Amarat
Partially-recognized state
lā ʾilāha ʾillà l-Lāh, Muḥammadun rasūlu l-Lāh
لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله
"There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the messenger of Allah."
None (music was outlawed)
Religion Sunni Islam
Government Unitary Islamist Theocracy
Amir al-Mu'minin (Leader of the Faithful)[4][5][6]
Head of the Supreme Council[7][8][9]
 •  1996–2001 Mohammed Omar
Prime Minister
 •  1996–2001 Mohammad Rabbani
 •  2001 Abdul Kabir (acting)
Legislature Jirga
Historical era Civil War / War on Terror
 •  Rise to Power 27 September 1996[1]
 •  Battle of Tora Bora 17 December 2001
 •  2000 587,578 km2 (226,865 sq mi)
 •  2001 est. 26,813,057 
Currency Afghani
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Islamic State of Afghanistan
Islamic State of Afghanistan
Area source:[source?]

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan [10] was the name the Taliban used for Afghanistan when they controlled it. This was from 1996[11] 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.[12]

References[change | change source]

  1. Marcin, Gary (1998). "The Taliban". King's College. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  2. "FACTBOX: Five Facts on Taliban Leader Mullah Mohammad Omar". 17 November 2008. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  3. "Role of the Taliban's religious police". 27 April 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  4. Carlotta Gall (30 July 2015). "Mullah Muhammad Omar, Enigmatic Leader of Afghan Taliban, Is Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  5. "Mohammad Omar". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 15 February 2016. Emir of Afghanistan 
  6. "Profile: Mullah Mohammed Omar". BBC. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 15 February 2016. 
  7. "Mullah Mohammed Omar". The Independent. 31 July 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  8. "Where Will the New Taliban Leader Lead His People?". Moscow Carnegie Center. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  9. "Mullah Omar: Life chapter of Taliban's supreme leader comes to end". CNN. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 13 February 2016. 
  10. Directorate of Intelligence (2001). "CIA -- The World Factbook -- Afghanistan" (mirror). Retrieved 2008-03-07. note - the self-proclaimed Taliban government refers to the country as Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan 
  11. Marcin, Gary (1998). "The Taliban". King's College. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  12. Map of areas controlled in Afghanistan '96