Friday, the fifteenth of the month of Mizan (October 7), marks the 21st anniversary of the US's military attack on Afghanistan.
In response to the 9/11 attacks, the US launched a military attack on Afghanistan on this day, and had a military presence in the country for the past 20 years.
The US war in Afghanistan is believed to have been the longest in the nation's history outside of the United States of America.
The Islamic Emirate said in a statement that on this day 21 years ago the United States of America attacked Afghanistan without authorization or justification.
"The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan declares once again that Afghanistan is not a threat to any country and it will not allow its territory to be used against any other countries. On the other hand, we request that foreign nations refrain from taking a hostile position against Afghanistan and from putting barriers in the way of our security, stability, and economic prosperity," the statement reads.
The events of September 11th and the holding of the Bonn summit, along with criticism of the United States' 20-year presence in Afghanistan, marked the start of significant changes in Afghanistan that had an impact on its military, political, social, and cultural spheres.
"The United States of America's presence in the past twenty years in terms of the economy, education, the provision of public services, and systematization was positive, but, on the other hand, it did not play a very positive role in the field of security and providing long-term stability,” said Nematullah Bizhan, international relations expert.
"If there had been a peace agreement with the Taliban fifteen years ago, perhaps we could have used America's spending in Afghanistan more effectively,” said Tariq Farhadi, another international relations expert.
According to figures, more than 150,000 people—including foreign troops, Afghan forces, Islamic Emirate forces, and civilians—were killed in Afghanistan in the more than 20 year that US and NATO forces were in the country.
"On this day two decades ago, the United States attacked Afghanistan in violation of all human rights standards and international law. This attack caused the system to fail and increased poverty and unemployment among the people,” said Najibullah Jami, political analyst.
Following the re-establishment of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, the United States' longest war, 2001 to 2021, ended on August 30, 2021, as the last US soldiers left Kabul airport in the middle of the night.