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Afghanistan April 1992 - December 1992

Islamic State of Afghanistan, De Afghanistan Islami Dawlat

Last modified: 2023-12-09 by ian macdonald
Keywords: islamic state of afghanistan | text: arabic (white) | text: arabic (black) | allahu akbar | shahada |
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[Afghanistan Apr.1992-Dec.1992]      [Afghanistan Aug.1992-Dec.1992, as in Baert 2001 (bat01)]
by Željko Heimer by Željko Heimer modified by Ivan Sache

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Prior to the 2 December 1992 flag there was a provisional version with the slogans - shahada and Allahu Akbar - in white letters on the green stripe and black letters on the white stripe. Old versions of the flag tend to linger on: at the United Nations headquarters which I visited in 1992 they still had the pre-1987 flag flying.
William Crampton
, ca. 1996

In 1990 or 1991 the Mujahadin prevailed over the Soviet/Russian army and internal factions in Afghanistan, and changed the flag to horizontal stripes of green, white, and black with script on the upper two stripes. In 1992 this again changed to omit the text in favour of a golden emblem centred, touching all three stripes.
Nick Artimovich
, 26 June 1996

According to Baert 2001, on 27 April 1992 the pro-Soviet regime collapsed and a confused situation followed. In May, a provisory flag was used. It had three horizontal green-white-black stripes, based on the Mujahidin colours. Allahu Akbar [God is great] was written in white Arabic letters on the green stripe, and the shahada was written in black Arabic letters on the white stripe.

The image in Baert 2001 is similar to the one above in 2:3 proportions.

On 2 December 1992 was adopted a new flag, which kept the stripes of the former flag but used a new emblem in the middle.
Ivan Sache
, 12 April 2002

Unidentified flag variant

[Afghanistan Aug.1992-Dec.1992, unidentified flag variant]
by Jaume Ollé

Baert 2001 does not mention the flag with golden letters shown here.
Ivan Sache
, 12 April 2002