On Sunday, August 15, the rebels took control of Kabul and formed a new administration, and President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.
Mullah Baradar, a senior Taliban official, said "the kind of regime will soon become clear." Among reports of people dying in chaos at airports, terror on the ground, and a group that apparently supports women in government, a video emerged of militants making fun around the palace gym.
— Terrence Daniels (Captain 🍀 Planet) (@Terrence_STR) August 17, 2021
Taliban uses the gym at the presidential palace. Guy at 0:12 has a rocket launcher. Don’t skip leg day... Our world is insane! pic.twitter.com/JLYy2Q0Gor— Terrence Daniels (Captain 🍀 Planet) (@Terrence_STR) August 17, 2021
You can see one of them hanging on the descent machine. Others can be seen twisting behind a stick while others film, most laughing throughout the video.
It comes after other surreal videos, with one showing Taliban fighters enjoying a game of dodge at an amusement park in Kabul and the other jumping on a trampoline.
The United Kingdom is said to be working for a "tailor-made deal" for Afghan refugees. "The truth is that people all over the world have been surprised ... no one has seen this happen. Of course we would have acted if we had," Foreign Minister Dominic Raab told Sky News.