Taliban takes over Afghanistan – level 2

20-08-2021 07:00

20 years ago, terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York, US, and the US and UK started a war with the Taliban.

Recently, US soldiers started to leave Afghanistan, and the Taliban quickly took control of nearly all the country. The president ran away from the country, and only a few hours later, the Taliban took control of the presidential palace. Fighters took down the flag of Afghanistan which was in the palace.

Thousands of Afghans wanted to leave the country, which caused chaos at the international airport in Kabul. People ran on runways, and they tried to get on planes. Some people even jumped on the planes when they were taking off. Foreign diplomats left the country because it was not safe for them anymore.

Difficult words: the World Trade Center (two tall buildings in the US where many people worked), Taliban (a terrorist group in Afghanistan), chaos (a situation when people are confused and there is no organization or order), diplomat (a person who represents a country abroad).

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