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In Afghanistan, the Taliban took control of the capital, Kabul, as U.S. and other foreign troops withdrew from the country.
In a press conference, the Taliban promised to from an inclusive government,
declared amnesty across Afghanistan and said they will honor women’s rights in line with Islamic law.
Amnesty is a pardon that a government extends to a group of people.
It is a decision to forgive people and not punish them for crimes they may have carried out.
Amnesty is usually related to political offenses.