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In this file photo taken on August 18, 2021, a Taliban fighter walks past a beauty salon with images of women defaced using spray paint in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul. - US President Joe Biden said in an interview that aired August 19, 2021, that war is not the answer to growing fears for the human rights of women in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover. 'The idea that we're able to deal with the rights of women around the world by military force is not rational,' Biden said in the ABC News interview, his first since the Taliban victory triggered a frantic final US withdrawal. AFP
In this file photo taken on August 18, 2021, a Taliban fighter walks past a beauty salon with images of women defaced using spray paint in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul. - US President Joe Biden said in an interview that aired August 19, 2021, that war is not the answer to growing fears for the human rights of women in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover. 'The idea that we're able to deal with the rights of women around the world by military force is not rational,' Biden said in the ABC News interview, his first since the Taliban victory triggered a frantic final US withdrawal. AFP
People sit near the French embassy in Kabul on August 18, 2021 following the Taliban stunning takeover of Afghanistan. AFP
People sit near the French embassy in Kabul on August 18, 2021 following the Taliban stunning takeover of Afghanistan. AFP
In this July 14, 2021 file photo, supporters of the Taliban carry the Taliban's signature white flags and march in the area of Afghan-Pakistan border, in Chaman, Pakistan. As the Taliban swiftly capture territory in Afghanistan, many Afghans blame Pakistan for the insurgents' success, pointing to their use of Pakistani territory in multiple ways. Pressure is mounting on Islamabad, which initially brought the Taliban to the negotiating table, to get them to stop the onslaught and go back to talks. AP
In this July 14, 2021 file photo, supporters of the Taliban carry the Taliban's signature white flags and march in the area of Afghan-Pakistan border, in Chaman, Pakistan. As the Taliban swiftly capture territory in Afghanistan, many Afghans blame Pakistan for the insurgents' success, pointing to their use of Pakistani territory in multiple ways. Pressure is mounting on Islamabad, which initially brought the Taliban to the negotiating table, to get them to stop the onslaught and go back to talks. AP
A Taliban flag flies from the clocktower of the Herat provincial official office, in Herat, Afghanistan, west of Kabul, on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. AP
A Taliban flag flies from the clocktower of the Herat provincial official office, in Herat, Afghanistan, west of Kabul, on Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. AP
Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. AP
Taliban fighters take control of Afghan presidential palace after the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. AP
A Taliban fighter stands guard over surrendered Afghan security member forces in the city of Ghazni, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.  The Taliban have completed their sweep of the country's south on Friday, as they took four more provincial capitals in a lightning offensive that is gradually encircling Kabul, just weeks before the U.S. is set to officially end its two-decade war. AP
A Taliban fighter stands guard over surrendered Afghan security member forces in the city of Ghazni, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. The Taliban have completed their sweep of the country's south on Friday, as they took four more provincial capitals in a lightning offensive that is gradually encircling Kabul, just weeks before the U.S. is set to officially end its two-decade war. AP
A U.S. Chinook helicopter flies over the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Helicopters are landing at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as diplomatic vehicles leave the compound amid the Taliban advanced on the Afghan capital. AP
A U.S. Chinook helicopter flies over the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Helicopters are landing at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as diplomatic vehicles leave the compound amid the Taliban advanced on the Afghan capital. AP
Taliban fighters are seen on the back of a vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, 16 August 2021. Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar, on 16 August 2021, declared victory and an end to the decades-long war in Afghanistan, a day after the insurgents entered Kabul to take control of the country. Baradar, who heads the Taliban political office in Qatar, released a short video message after President Ashraf Ghani fled and conceded that the insurgents had won the 20-year war. EPA
Taliban fighters are seen on the back of a vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan, 16 August 2021. Taliban co-founder Abdul Ghani Baradar, on 16 August 2021, declared victory and an end to the decades-long war in Afghanistan, a day after the insurgents entered Kabul to take control of the country. Baradar, who heads the Taliban political office in Qatar, released a short video message after President Ashraf Ghani fled and conceded that the insurgents had won the 20-year war. EPA
People arrive to go through checking as they prepare to cross into Afghanistan, at Chaman, Pakistan, 15 August 2021. EPA
People arrive to go through checking as they prepare to cross into Afghanistan, at Chaman, Pakistan, 15 August 2021. EPA
A member of Taliban forces inspects the area outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021. REUTERS
A member of Taliban forces inspects the area outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021. REUTERS
Men try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021. REUTERS
Men try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021. REUTERS
Taliban fighters patrol in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. The Taliban declared an 'amnesty' across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as desperate crowds tried to flee the country. AP
Taliban fighters patrol in the Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood in the city of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. The Taliban declared an 'amnesty' across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as desperate crowds tried to flee the country. AP
Women with their children try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021. REUTERS
Women with their children try to get inside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan August 16, 2021. REUTERS
Afghans sit on the wall as people wait for hours to withdraw money, in front of Kabul Bank, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Officials say Taliban fighters have entered Kabul and are seeking the unconditional surrender of the central government. AP
Afghans sit on the wall as people wait for hours to withdraw money, in front of Kabul Bank, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021. Officials say Taliban fighters have entered Kabul and are seeking the unconditional surrender of the central government. AP
Passengers walk to the departures terminal of Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. As a Taliban offensive encircles the Afghan capital, there's increasingly only one way out for those fleeing the war, and only one way in for U.S. troops sent to protect American diplomats still on the ground: the airport. AP
Passengers walk to the departures terminal of Hamid Karzai International Airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. As a Taliban offensive encircles the Afghan capital, there's increasingly only one way out for those fleeing the war, and only one way in for U.S. troops sent to protect American diplomats still on the ground: the airport. AP
In this photo provided by the French Defense Ministry, a military Airbus A400M takes off to evacuate French citizens from Afghanistan, Monday, Aug.16, 2021 in Orleans, central France. France is relocating its embassy in Kabul to the airport to evacuate all citizens still in Afghanistan, initially transferring them to Abu Dhabi. Evacuations have been in progress for weeks and a charter flight put in place by France in mid-July. AP
In this photo provided by the French Defense Ministry, a military Airbus A400M takes off to evacuate French citizens from Afghanistan, Monday, Aug.16, 2021 in Orleans, central France. France is relocating its embassy in Kabul to the airport to evacuate all citizens still in Afghanistan, initially transferring them to Abu Dhabi. Evacuations have been in progress for weeks and a charter flight put in place by France in mid-July. AP
People climb atop a plane as they wait at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. AFP
People climb atop a plane as they wait at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. AFP
A US soldier (C) point his gun towards an Afghan passenger at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. AFP
A US soldier (C) point his gun towards an Afghan passenger at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war, as thousands of people mobbed the city's airport trying to flee the group's feared hardline brand of Islamist rule. AFP
This US Marine Corps photo released on August 18, 2021 shows US Army Soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division standing security at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 16, 2021, as US Soldiers and Marines are assisting the Department of State with an orderly drawdown of designated personnel in Afghanistan. AFP
This US Marine Corps photo released on August 18, 2021 shows US Army Soldiers assigned to the 10th Mountain Division standing security at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 16, 2021, as US Soldiers and Marines are assisting the Department of State with an orderly drawdown of designated personnel in Afghanistan. AFP
People climb up on a plane and sit by the door as they wait at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021. AFP
People climb up on a plane and sit by the door as they wait at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021. AFP
Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. The Taliban celebrated Afghanistan's Independence Day on Thursday by declaring they beat the United States, but challenges to their rule ranging from running a country severely short on cash and bureaucrats to potentially facing an armed opposition began to emerge. AP
Taliban fighters patrol in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021. The Taliban celebrated Afghanistan's Independence Day on Thursday by declaring they beat the United States, but challenges to their rule ranging from running a country severely short on cash and bureaucrats to potentially facing an armed opposition began to emerge. AP
People sit along the tarmac as they wait to leave the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021. AFP
People sit along the tarmac as they wait to leave the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021. AFP
 A Pakistani soldier stands guard as stranded Afghan nationals return to Afghanistan at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman on August 15, 2021, after the Taliban took control of the Afghan border town in a rapid offensive across the country. AFP
A Pakistani soldier stands guard as stranded Afghan nationals return to Afghanistan at the Pakistan-Afghanistan border crossing point in Chaman on August 15, 2021, after the Taliban took control of the Afghan border town in a rapid offensive across the country. AFP
Taliban flags fly at a square in the city of Ghazni, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. AP
Taliban flags fly at a square in the city of Ghazni, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021. AP
Taliban fighters patrol inside the city of Ghazni, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. The Taliban have completed their sweep of the country's south on Friday, as they took four more provincial capitals in a lightning offensive that is gradually encircling Kabul, just weeks before the U.S. is set to officially end its two-decade war. AP
Taliban fighters patrol inside the city of Ghazni, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. The Taliban have completed their sweep of the country's south on Friday, as they took four more provincial capitals in a lightning offensive that is gradually encircling Kabul, just weeks before the U.S. is set to officially end its two-decade war. AP
Shim Hyun-chul shim@koreatimes.co.kr


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