Interactive: Taliban Timeline

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Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Person second from left is a former bodyguard for Ghani. (AP Photo/Zabi Karimi)

Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers face tough economic and security challenges as they return to power in a country that is vastly different from the one they left 20 years ago. The following digital embed is an interactive timeline that shows the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

This timeline will be updated as news warrants. Source: The Associated Press.