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Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Coat of arms of Afghanistan
Coat of arms
Capital Kabul
Common languages Pashto (official)
Dari (recognised)
Arabic (recognised)
Government theocracy
Head of the Supreme Council  
• 1996–2001
Mohammed Omar
Historical era Post-Cold War
War on Terror
• Established
27 September 1996
• Disestablished
ISO 3166 code AF
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Islamic State of Afghanistan

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan was the name the Taliban used for Afghanistan when they controlled it. This was from 1996 until 2001, when the United States took over from the Taliban. The Taliban never controlled all of Afghanistan. The United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan (the Northern Alliance) controlled a small part of the country in the north.

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