The Taliban marked the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks by flying their flag over Afghanistan’s presidential palace on Saturday.
Observers could see the flag waving from the palace roof, the Associated Press reported. The white flag with black lettering was also painted over the gates of the former US embassy.
The move is a final stick in the eye to the US, whose harried withdrawal from the country last month has come in for domestic and international criticism. A terrorist attack in the closing days of the US occupation left 13 Americans and at least 90 Afghans dead.
The 9/11 attacks were perpetrated by the Al-Qaeda terrorist network, which had been allowed to freely operate in the country under the Taliban’s previous rule. US military brass has warned the country could now once again become a safe haven for terrorism.