The extremist organization's white and black banner, which highlights an Islamic statement of faith, was painted along a roadway and in front of a security watchtower.
US troops and diplomats left the nation last week after a chaotic exodus from Kabul’s airport as the fundamentalist movement caught control.
Emma Graham-Harrison, a reporter for The Guardian who remained in Kabul after the Taliban takeover, tweeted a photo of the US embassy entrance.
“Murals freshly painted over with a giant Taliban flag,” she stated.
Fox News published a different image showing the Taliban flag and its Shahada statement, which is said by converts to Islam.
In that picture, the organization's religious emblem for Afghanistan, highlighting a Quran, is apparent on a different wall.
The paint job is a provocation, as embassies typically are considered the property of the nation that owns them.
The US State Department refused the Taliban’s reported request to keep the embassy open after US troops departed and rather moved US embassy operations for Afghanistan to Doha, Qatar.
The final US troops left Afghanistan last Monday, with over 100 US citizens and thousands of Afghans who worked for the US government left stranded, notwithstanding President Biden’s assurances that US troops would stay until any American who wanted to leave could do so.
The State Department announced Monday that four US citizens were able to escape Afghanistan through ground transportation in the past week.
Though uncertainty remains for other Americans stuck in Taliban-ruled territory before the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Fox News has got an image dispensing the Taliban’s flag painted outside the former U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced Sunday that the Taliban is holding six airplanes transporting Americans and Afghan refugees “hostage” at an airport in northern Afghanistan. Yet organizers of some flights say the State Department has been holding up the flights due to issues vetting passengers who would be landing in Doha.
Gen. Frank McKenzie Jr., the head of US Central Command, announced that the last US C-17 departed Hamid Karzai International Airport at 3:29 p.m. ET (11:59 p.m. Kabul time).
“The last manned aircraft is now clearing the airspace above Afghanistan,” McKenzie stated.
In a written statement, President Biden – who originally set a deadline of Sept. 11 for all American forces to depart from Afghanistan, then moved it up to Aug. 31 – praised US service members for their “unmatched courage, professionalism, and resolve.” The White House said Biden would address the nation at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, on why he did not extend the deadline despite the hundreds of US