The Taliban are whitewashing murals in Kabul, Afghanistan, depicting historic US social and political moments — including one commemorating their peace agreement with the US.
The streets of Kabul, which were once home to brightly colored murals honoring a murdered Japanese aid worker, the drowning of Afghan refugees in Iran, the peace agreement, the death of George Floyd, and others honoring social or political issues, are being replaced by paintings of Taliban flags and Islamic slogans.
The mural depicting the US-Taliban peace agreement has been replaced by a quote that says the Taliban are the “true defenders” of Afghanistan.
On Monday, the Taliban were seen painting their flag on a wall outside the US Embassy in Kabul.
The radical Islamist group’s white and black banner, which features an Islamic statement of faith, was painted along a roadway and in front of a security watchtower.