The Taliban (; Pashto: طالبان, romanized: ṭālibān, lit. 'students' or 'seekers'), which refers to itself as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA), is a Deobandi Islamist movement and military organization in Afghanistan, currently waging war (an insurgency, or jihad) within the country. Since 2016, the Taliban's leader has been Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada.
Afghanistan ( (listen); Pashto/Dari: افغانستان, Afġānestān [avɣɒnesˈtɒn]) is a mountainous landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. It is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south, Iran to the west, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north, and China to the northeast.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Pashto: د افغانستان اسلامي امارت, Da Afġānistān Islāmī Amārat; Dari: امارت اسلامی افغانستان, Imârat-i Islâmī-yi Afġânistân) is an unrecognized Islamic state governed by the Taliban, a Deobandi Islamist militant group.
The 2021 fall of Kabul on 15 August was the capture of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, by Taliban forces. At around 11:00 pm local time, President Ashraf Ghani posted on Facebook that he had fled in an attempt to avoid a bloody battle and that "the Taliban have won with the judgement of their swords and guns".
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (Pashto/Dari: محمد اشرف غني احمدزی; born 19 May 1949) is an Afghan politician, academic, and economist who served as president of Afghanistan between September 2014 and August 2021. On 15 August 2021, the Taliban took control of Afghanistan and he fled the country into exile.
Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada (Pashto: ھیبت الله اخوندزاده; born 1961) is a political and religious leader who is the third Supreme Commander of the Taliban. He is given the title of Emir-al-Mumineen (Commander of the Faithful) by Taliban which is also the title which his two predecessors had carried.
The 2021 Taliban offensive was a successful military offensive by the Taliban and allied militant groups against the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and its allies that began on 1 May 2021, coinciding with the withdrawal of most US and allied troops from Afghanistan.
The War in Afghanistan is an ongoing conflict following the 2001 United States invasion of Afghanistan when the United States and its allies drove the Taliban from power in order to deny al-Qaeda a safe base of operations in Afghanistan.
Captain Vikram Batra, (9 September 1974 – 7 July 1999) was an officer of the Indian Army. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest and most prestigious award for valour, for his actions during the 1999 Kargil War, during which he led one of the most difficult mountain warfare operations in Indian history.
Mohammed Omar (Pashto: محمد عمر, Muḥammad 'Umar; 1960 – 23 April 2013), also known as Mullah Omar, was an Afghan mujahid commander who led the Taliban, and founded the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in 1996. Born into a poor family, Omar graduated from Darul Uloom Haqqania in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar Akhund (Pashto/Dari: عبدالغنی برادراخوند; born 1968) is a co-founder of the Taliban in Afghanistan. He was the deputy of Mullah Mohammed Omar, who nicknamed him 'Baradar', which means 'brother', or Mullah Brother.
The flag of Afghanistan (Dari: پرچم افغانستان, Pashto: افغانستان توغ) is an official symbol of Afghanistan. The country has had 25 flags since the first flag when the Hotak dynasty was established in 1709. During the 20th century alone, Afghanistan went through 19 national flags, more than any other country during that time period, and most of them had the colors black, red, and green.
Sharia (; Arabic: شَرِيعَة, romanized: šarīʿa [ʃaˈriːʕa]), law is a religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition. It is derived from the religious precepts of Islam, particularly the Quran and the hadith. In Arabic, the term sharīʿah refers to God's immutable divine law and is contrasted with fiqh, which refers to its human scholarly interpretations.
The Bible (from Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία, tà biblía, "the books") is a collection of religious texts, writings, or scriptures sacred in Judaism, Samaritanism, Christianity, Islam, Rastafarianism, and many other faiths. It appears in the form of an anthology, a compilation of texts of a variety of forms that are all linked by the belief that they are collectively revelations of God.
Al-Qaeda (; Arabic: القاعدة al-Qāʿidah, IPA: [ælqɑːʕɪdɐ], translation: "The Base", "The Foundation", alternatively spelled al-Qaida and al-Qa'ida) is a militant Sunni Islamist multi-national organization, widely regarded as terrorist, and founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other Arab volunteers during the Soviet–Afghan War.
Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن, Usāmah bin Muḥammad bin Awaḍ bin Lādin; March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011), also rendered as Usama bin Ladin, was a founder of the pan-Islamic militant organization al-Qaeda.
Anandha Kannan (1972 – 2021) was a Singaporean film actor and television host, popularly known for his shows broadcast on channels Sun Network.
The White Lotus is an American satire comedy-drama anthology television series created, written and directed by Mike White that premiered on HBO on July 11, 2021. The series was greenlit in October 2020 and filmed in Hawaii in late 2020.
Cleopatra VII Philopator (Koinē Greek: Κλεοπάτρα Φιλοπάτωρ; 69 BC – 10 August 30 BC) was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. A member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great.
The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is one of two entities claiming to be the legitimate government of Afghanistan, along with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan controlled most of the country between 2004 and 2021 during the War in Afghanistan.
The following notable deaths occurred in 2021. Names are reported under the date of death, in alphabetical order as set out in WP:NAMESORT. A typical entry reports information in the following sequence: Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent nationality (if applicable), what subject was noted for, cause of death (if known), and reference.
Hamid Karzai (Pashto/Dari: حامد کرزی; ; born 24 December 1957) is an Afghan politician who served as President of Afghanistan from 22 December 2001 to 29 September 2014. He is also the leader of the Popalzai Durrani tribe of Kandahar. Born in Kandahar, Karzai graduated from Kabul's Habibia High School and later received a master's degree in India in the 1980s.
The Soviet–Afghan War was a conflict wherein insurgent groups (known collectively as the Afghan mujahideen), as well as smaller Maoist groups, fought a nine-year guerrilla war against the Soviet Army and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan government throughout the 1980s, mostly in the Afghan countryside.
The Suicide Squad is a 2021 American superhero film based on DC Comics featuring the team Suicide Squad. Produced by DC Films, Atlas Entertainment, and The Safran Company, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, it is a standalone sequel to Suicide Squad (2016) and the tenth film in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings is a 2021 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Shang-Chi. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the 25th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Free Guy is a 2021 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Shawn Levy from a screenplay by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn, and a story by Lieberman.
The Fall of Saigon, also known as the Liberation of Saigon by North Vietnamese, was the capture of Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, by the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) and the Viet Cong on 30 April 1975. The event marked the end of the Vietnam War and the start of a transition period to the formal reunification of Vietnam into the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Beckett is a 2021 action thriller film directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino. The film stars John David Washington as an American tourist vacationing in Greece who becomes the target of a manhunt after an accident, and must reach the embassy to clear his name; Boyd Holbrook, Vicky Krieps, and Alicia Vikander also star.
Kabul (Pashto: کابل, romanized: Kābəl; Dari: کابل, romanized: Kābul) is the capital and largest city of Afghanistan, located in the eastern section of the country. It is also a municipality, forming part of the greater Kabul Province, and divided into 22 districts. Kabul serves as its political, cultural and economic center.
Ahmad Shah Massoud (Dari/Pashto: احمد شاه مسعود; Persian pronunciation: [ʔæhmæd ʃɒːh mæsʔuːd] September 2, 1953 – September 9, 2001) was an Afghan politician and military commander. He was a powerful guerrilla commander during the resistance against the Soviet occupation between 1979 and 1989.
Shershaah (transl. The lion king) is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language biographical war film directed by hindi-language debutant Vishnuvardhan and written by Sandeep Shrivastava. The film traces the life journey of Param Vir Chakra awardee Captain Vikram Batra, from his first posting in the army to his death in the Kargil War.
Malala Yousafzai (Pashto pronunciation: [məˈlaːlə jusəf ˈzəj]; born 12 July 1997), often referred to mononymously as Malala, is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate.
The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing C-17 Globemaster III is a large military transport aircraft that was developed for the United States Air Force (USAF) from the 1980s to the early 1990s by McDonnell Douglas. The C-17 carries forward the name of two previous piston-engined military cargo aircraft, the Douglas C-74 Globemaster and the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II.
YouTube is an American online video sharing and social media platform owned by Google. It was launched in February 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. It is the second most visited website worldwide, with more than one billion monthly users who collectively watch more than one billion hours of videos each day.
Amrullah Saleh (Dari/Pashto: امرالله صالح; born 15 October 1972) is an Afghan politician who currently claims to be the caretaker president of Afghanistan.
The BBC World Service is an international broadcaster owned and operated by the BBC. It is the world's largest of any kind. It broadcasts radio news, speech and discussions in more than 40 languages to many parts of the world on analogue and digital shortwave platforms, internet streaming, podcasting, satellite, DAB, FM and MW relays.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist. Often regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time, Dylan has been a major figure in popular culture during a career spanning nearly 60 years.
SummerSlam is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw and SmackDown brand divisions. It is scheduled to take place on August 21, 2021, at Allegiant Stadium in the Las Vegas suburb of Paradise, Nevada.
The Afghan Northern Alliance, officially known as the United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan (Persian: جبهه متحد اسلامی ملی برای نجات افغانستان Jabha-yi Muttahid-i Islāmi-yi Millī barāyi Nijāt-i Afghānistān), was a united military front that came to formation in late 1996 after the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban) took over Kabul, and again in 2021 after the city's recapture by the Taliban.
The September 11 attacks, often referred to as 9/11, were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Wahhabi Islamist terrorist group Al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
The history of Afghanistan (Persian: تاریخ افغانستان, romanized: Tārīkh e Afġānistān) as a state began in 1880 with its establishment following the end of the Second Anglo-Afghan War. Afghanistan was a part of various Persian Empires. Its history is tied to that of other countries in the region, including Pakistan, India, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Deobandi (Hindi: देवबन्दी; Pashto and Persian: دیوبندی; Urdu: دیوبندی; Arabic: الديوبندية; Bengali: দেওবন্দি ; Odia: ଦେଓବନ୍ଦି) is an Islamic revivalist movement within Sunni (primarily Hanafi) Islam that formed around the Darul Uloom Islamic seminary in the town of Deoband, India, where the name derives from, during the late 19th century.
Ulysses Lee "Junior" Bridgeman (born September 17, 1953) is an American businessman and former professional basketball player. Bridgeman played in the National Basketball League (NBA) for twelve years from 1975 until 1987, beginning with the Milwaukee Bucks. Bridgeman is the current owner of Ebony and Jet magazines.
The United States Armed Forces are scheduled to be withdrawn from Afghanistan by 31 August 2021, concluding Operation Freedom's Sentinel and NATO's Resolute Support Mission. The US and allied forces invaded and occupied the country in 2001 following the 11 September attacks, with the resulting war becoming the US's longest military engagement.
Rita Sahatçiu Ora (born Rita Sahatçiu, 26 November 1990) is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to prominence in February 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh's single "Hot Right Now", which reached number one in the UK. Her debut studio album, Ora, released in August 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom.
Skathi , also named Saturn XXVII and originally spelled Skadi, is a natural satellite of the planet Saturn. Skathi is one of Saturn's irregular moons, in its Norse group of satellites. It was discovered on 2000 September 23 by a team of astronomers led by Brett Gladman.
India, officially the Republic of India (Hindi: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world.
The United States invasion of Afghanistan occurred after the September 11 attacks in late 2001 and was supported by close US allies which had officially begun the War on Terror. The conflict is also known as the US war in Afghanistan or the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan.
The fifth season of the animated television series Rick and Morty was developed by Adult Swim. It consists of 10 episodes, part of the 70 episodes ordered by Adult Swim after they renewed the series in 2018. The series stars Justin Roiland as both titular characters.
Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour (; Pashto: اختر محمد منصور; c. 1968 – 21 May 2016) was the second leader of the Taliban, an Islamic fundamentalist political movement in Afghanistan, from 29 July 2015 to 21 May 2016, when he was killed in a US drone strike after crossing into Pakistan from Iran.
The president of Afghanistan is constitutionally the head of state and head of government of Afghanistan and Commander-in-Chief of Afghan Armed Forces. Following the 2021 Taliban offensive and the capture of the capital Kabul, former President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan to Tajikistan on 15 August 2021. After Ghani fled the country, the Taliban occupied the Presidential Palace.
The murder of Sir William de Cantilupe, who was born around 1345, by members of his household, took place in Scotton, Lincolnshire, in March 1375. The de Cantilupe family was a long-established and influential one in the county, traditionally providing royal officials to the crown both in the central government and at the local level.
Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world's fifth-most populous country, with a population exceeding 225. 2 million, and has the world's second-largest Muslim population. Pakistan is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).
Clarissa Ward (born January 31, 1980) is an American television journalist who is currently chief international correspondent for CNN. She was formerly with CBS News, based in London. Before her CBS News position, Ward was a Moscow-based news correspondent for ABC News programs.
Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham (born 2 October 1997), known as Tammy Abraham, is an English professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Roma and the England national team. As an academy graduate of Chelsea, Abraham made his first-team debut for the club in 2016 before spending a season on loan with Championship club Bristol City.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. ( BY-dən; born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under Barack Obama and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.
The United States of America (U.S.A. or USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or America, is a country primarily located in North America. It consists of 50 states, a federal district, five major unincorporated territories, 326 Indian reservations, and some minor possessions. At 3. 8 million square miles (9.
Microsoft Office, or simply Office, is a family of client software, server software, and services developed by Microsoft. It was first announced by Bill Gates on August 1, 1988, at COMDEX in Las Vegas. Initially a marketing term for an office suite (bundled set of productivity applications), the first version of Office contained Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
The Vietnam War (Vietnamese: Chiến tranh Việt Nam), also known as the Second Indochina War, was a conflict in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and South Vietnam.
Joseph Lawrence Mignogna Jr. (born April 20, 1976) is an American actor, musician, singer-songwriter, record producer and game show host. He got his start as a child star in the early 1980s and is best known for his role as Joey Russo in Blossom and Joe Longo in Melissa & Joey.
XXX (pronounced as Triple X) is an American spy fiction action film series created by Rich Wilkes. It consists of three full-length feature films: XXX (2002), XXX: State of the Union (2005) and XXX: Return of Xander Cage (2017), and a short film: The Final Chapter: The Death of Xander Cage. The series has grossed $694 million worldwide.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL; ), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS; ), officially known as the Islamic State (IS) and also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh (Arabic: داعش, Dāʿish, IPA: [ˈdaːʕɪʃ]), is a militant group and former unrecognized proto-state that follows a Salafi jihadist doctrine.
Pashtuns (, or ; Pashto: پښتانه, Pəx̌tānə́; or Pathans), historically known as Afghans, are an Iranian ethnic group native to Central and South Asia. The ethnic group's native language is Pashto, an Iranian language. Additionally, ethnic Pashtuns in Afghanistan speak the Dari dialect of Persian as a second language, while those in the Indian subcontinent use Hindi-Urdu as a second language.
Timothy Richard Tebow (; born August 14, 1987) is an American football tight end who is a free agent.
The Ilyushin Il-112 (Russian: Ил-112) is a high-wing light military transport aircraft being developed by Ilyushin Aviation Complex (JSC IL) for air landing and airdrop of military air cargoes, equipment and personnel. The aircraft is being manufactured by Voronezh Aircraft Production Association in Voronezh.
Melanie Ann Sykes (born 7 August 1970) is an English television and radio presenter, and model. She is best known for co-hosting Today with Des and Mel with Des O'Connor and Let's Do Lunch with Gino D'Acampo. She also co-hosted Going Out with Alan Carr on BBC Radio 2 with Alan Carr from May 2010 until it ended in March 2012, and returned with Alan Carr for Alan and Mel's Summer Escape from 2017.
F5, Inc. is an American company that specializes in application delivery networking (ADN), application availability & performance, multi-cloud management, application security, network security, access & authorization and online fraud prevention. F5 is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with additional development, manufacturing, and administrative offices worldwide.
Mohammad Najibullah Ahmadzai (Pashto/Dari: محمد نجیبالله احمدزی; 6 August 1947 – 27 September 1996), commonly known as Najibullah or Dr. Najib, was an Afghan politician who served as the General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, the leader of one-party ruling Democratic Republic of Afghanistan from 1986 to 1992 and as well as the President of Afghanistan from 1987 until his resignation in April 1992, shortly after which the mujahideen took over Kabul.
Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro (Portuguese pronunciation: [kɾiʃˈtjɐnu ʁɔˈnaɫdu]; born 5 February 1985) is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Serie A club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.
Jacob Jeremiah Sullivan (born November 28, 1976) is an American political advisor who serves as the United States National Security Advisor to President Joe Biden. He was previously a senior policy advisor to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential election campaign and her deputy chief of staff at the Department of State when she was Secretary of State.
What If. . . ? is an American animated anthology series created by A.C. Bradley for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics series of the same name. It is the fourth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) produced by Marvel Studios, and the studio's first animated series.
Operation Cyclone was the code name for the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) program to arm and finance the Afghan mujahideen in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, prior to and during the military intervention by the USSR in support of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The mujahideen were also supported by Britain's MI6, who conducted separate covert actions.
John Felix Anthony Cena (; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, actor, television presenter, and former rapper currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the SmackDown brand. Widely regarded as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, he is tied with Ric Flair for the most world championship reigns in professional wrestling history.
Val Edward Kilmer (born December 31, 1959) is an American actor. Originally a stage actor, Kilmer found fame after appearances in comedy films, starting with Top Secret! (1984) and Real Genius (1985), as well as the military action film Top Gun (1986) and the fantasy film Willow (1988).
Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins (also known simply as Snake Eyes) is a 2021 American superhero film directed by Robert Schwentke from a screenplay by Evan Spiliotopoulos, Joe Shrapnel, and Anna Waterhouse. Based on Hasbro's G.I. Joe franchise, the film serves as an origin story for the title character, created by Larry Hama, in addition to being a reboot of the G.I. Joe film series.
Gmail is a free email service provided by Google. As of 2019, it had 1. 5 billion active users worldwide. A user typically accesses Gmail in a web browser or the official mobile app.
The Panjshir Valley (also spelled Panjsheer or Panjsher; Pashto/Persian: درهٔ پنجشير – Dare-ye Panjšēr; literally Valley of the Five Lions) is a valley in north-central Afghanistan, 150 kilometres (93 mi) north of Kabul, near the Hindu Kush mountain range. It is divided by the Panjshir River.
Google LLC is an American multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online advertising technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software, and hardware. It is considered one of the Big Five companies in the American information technology industry, along with Amazon, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft.
XXX (stylized as xXx and pronounced as Triple X) is a 2002 American action film directed by Rob Cohen, produced by Neal H. Moritz and written by Rich Wilkes. The first installment in the XXX film series, the film stars Vin Diesel as Xander Cage, a thrill-seeking extreme sports enthusiast, stuntman and rebellious athlete-turned reluctant spy for the National Security Agency.
Bhuj: The Pride of India is a 2021 Indian Hindi-language period war film directed by Abhishek Dudhaiya. Set during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, it is about the life of IAF Squadron Leader Vijay Karnik, the then in-charge of the Bhuj airport who, with his team, reconstructed the IAF airbase with the help of 300 women from the local village Madhapar.
The Panjshir resistance is an alliance of former Northern Alliance members and other anti-Taliban figures, created amidst the 2021 Taliban offensive, under the leadership of the Afghan politician and military leader Ahmad Massoud and the de jure Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh, operating in the remaining area still under the control of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
Hope Amelia Solo (born July 30, 1981) is an American former soccer goalkeeper. She was a goalkeeper for the United States women's national soccer team from 2000 to 2016, and is a World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist.
The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two 6th-century monumental statues of Vairocana Buddha and Gautama Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley of central Afghanistan, 130 kilometres (81 mi) northwest of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres (8,200 ft).
The Internet (or internet) is the global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices. It is a network of networks that consists of private, public, academic, business, and government networks of local to global scope, linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless, and optical networking technologies.
The Democratic Republic of Afghanistan (DRA), renamed the Republic of Afghanistan in 1987, existed from 1978 to 1992, during which time the socialist People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) ruled Afghanistan. The PDPA came to power through a military coup known as the Saur Revolution, which ousted the government of Mohammad Daoud Khan.
Mujahideen or mujahidin (Arabic: مجاهدين, mujāhidīn) is the plural form of mujahid (Arabic: مجاهد, 'one who wages jihad'), an Arabic term that broadly refers to Islamic guerrillas who engage in jihad (lit. 'struggle'), the fight on behalf of Islam/Allah or the Islamic community (ummah). The English term jihadists grammatically corresponds to it.
Lionel Andrés Messi (Spanish pronunciation: [ljoˈnel anˈdɾes ˈmesi] (listen); born 24 June 1987), also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and captains the Argentina national team.
Penny, Lady Stewart (born Penelope Claire Lancaster, 15 March 1971), is an English model, photographer, TV presenter, TV personality and Special Constable. She is married to rock singer Sir Rod Stewart. In 2014, she joined the ITV lunchtime show Loose Women.
Bacha bāzī (Persian: بچه بازی, lit. "boy play"; from بچه bacheh, "boy", and بازی bazi "play, game") is a slang term in some parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan for a custom created in Afghanistan involving child sexual abuse between older men and young adolescent males or boys, who are called dancing boys. The custom is connected to sexual slavery and child prostitution.
Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob or Mullah Yaqoob (Arabic/Pashto: ملا محمد يعقوب, born 1990) is the eldest son of Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Afghan mujahideen commander, founder of the Taliban and the former Emir (Supreme Leader) of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
Ahmad Massoud (Dari Persian: احمد مسعود; born July 10, 1989) is an Afghan politician, the son of anti-Soviet military leader Ahmad Shah Massoud. He was appointed as the Massoud Foundation's CEO in November 2016. On September 5, 2019, he was declared his father's successor at his mausoleum in the Panjshir Valley.
The Afghan National Army was the land warfare branch of the Afghan Armed Forces. The Afghan Army’s roots can be traced back to the early 18th century when the Hotak dynasty was established in Kandahar followed by Ahmad Shah Durrani's rise to power. It was reorganized in 1880 during Emir Abdur Rahman Khan's reign.
Panjshir (Dari/Pashto: پنجشیر, literally "Five Lions", also spelled as Panjsher and Panjsheer) is one of the thirty-four provinces of Afghanistan, located in the northeastern part of the country. The province is divided into seven districts and contains 512 villages. As of 2021, the population of Panjshir province was about 173,000.
Hamid Karzai International Airport (Pashto: د حامد کرزي نړيوال هوايي ډګر; Dari: میدان هوائی بین المللی حامدکرزی; IATA: KBL, ICAO: OAKB) is located 5 km from the city centre of Kabul in Afghanistan. It serves as one of the nation's main international airports and as one of the largest military bases, capable of housing over one hundred aircraft.
Romelu Menama Lukaku Bolingoli (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈroːmeːlu luˈkaːku]; born 13 May 1993) is a Belgian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Premier League club Chelsea and the Belgium national team. Born in Antwerp, Lukaku began his professional career at Belgian Pro League club Anderlecht in 2009, where he made his senior debut, at age 16.
Alexandra Anna Daddario (born March 16, 1986) is an American actress. She had her breakthrough portraying Annabeth Chase in the Percy Jackson film series (2010–2013). She has since starred as Paige in Hall Pass (2011), Heather Miller in Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013), Blake Gaines in San Andreas (2015), Summer Quinn in Baywatch (2017), and Alexis Butler in We Summon the Darkness (2019).
Elon Reeve Musk ( EE-lon; born June 28, 1971) is an entrepreneur and business magnate. He is the founder, CEO, and Chief Engineer at SpaceX; early stage investor, CEO, and Product Architect of Tesla, Inc.; founder of The Boring Company; and co-founder of Neuralink and OpenAI. A centibillionaire, Musk is one of the richest people in the world.