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I was pointed to a flag that is being used by the Ministry of Defense (in
exile) by the internationally recognized Afghan Government. It is their
emblem, outlined in gold, placed on a red background. The flag can be seen at
Zachary Harden, 13 December 2021
The Afghan Ministry of Defense (Pashto: د افغانستان ملی دفاع وزارت)
organ of the Central Government of Afghanistan, overseeing the entire
military of Afghanistan.
The flag was a green horizontal flag, displaying the coat of arms (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Defense_(Afghanistan)#mediaviewer/File:Emblem_of_the_Ministry_of_Defence_of_Afghanistan.svg) in golden in the middle.
Images of the flag:
images located by Esteban Rivera, 23 June 2014
Left: cropped image showing the Ministry of Defence flag. The original picture showing the flag is located at http://mod.gov.af/Content/Media/Pictures/Big/thb-DSC02316295201281557572553325325.jpg (green flag on the right) (source:
Right: cropped image showing the Ministry of Defence flag. The original picture showing the flag is located at http://i.ytimg.com/vi/Aj2h1DZq3jY/0.jpg (second flag from left to right) (source: http://article.wn.com/view/2012/03/09/United_States_agrees_to_transfer_Bagram_prison_to_control_of/). However this is most likely a screenshot from Al-Jazeera news, since it has its logo in the lower part of the image.
For additional information go to Ministry of Defence (official website): http://mod.gov.af/
Esteban Rivera, 23 June 2014
Notice the similarity in the coat of arms of the
US Forces in Afghanistan and that of the
Ministry of Defence of Afghanistan (
source: http://www.mod.gov.af/). It is most
likely that the latter took the symbols and incorporated them in their flag.
Esteban Rivera, 25 June 2014