Taliban rule: Burqas, other scenes from the past return to Afghanistan | USA TODAY


When the Taliban took control of Kabul in 1994, most women were forced to quit their jobs and many lost access to education and health care.
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The Taliban declared an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and urged women to join their government Tuesday, seeking to convince a wary population that they have changed a day after deadly chaos gripped the main airport as desperate crowds tried to flee the country.

Later, a Taliban spokesman has pledged to honor women’s rights, but within the norms of Islamic law.

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