Without offering any resistance to Taliban forces, President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan. The Taliban now occupy the capital city of Kabul.

Here is a summary of what’s happened over the weekend leading up to today’s event. On Friday, the Taliban captured multiple key capital cities of provinces throughout Afghanistan. Then on Saturday and Sunday, more provincial capitals fell to the Taliban. On Sunday, US President Biden deployed a thousand troops to evacuate US personal and some Afghan allies.

Sunday was the sign of the end of a two-decade-long, expensive war of the United States as Taliban soldiers stormed into the capital city of Kabul on Sunday. The Taliban militants spread out throughout the city and entered the presidential palace.