An Afghan MD-530 flying ground support operations over Qalay Naw, in the Badghis Province of Afghanistan destroys a Taliban suicide bomber.
During their latest offensive, the Taliban have been doing their best to seem like they are a capable government force. They have repeatedly tried to convey that will peacefully take control of the government, and allow components of the current Afghan Government to surrender without the loss of any life. They have also allegedly taken control of almost 50% of Afghanistan during this offensive.
With that in mind, I can't think of any other type or groups of people who came into power using suicide bombers, and executing surrendering troops. We had one other fringe group trying to do that from around 2014 to 2019. They were called the Islamic State, and a coalition of nations banded together to absolutely crush them out of existence. Maybe the Taliban should have been taking notes, and maybe they should have brought their archaic ideologies into politics instead of out onto the battlefield. Because, they sure as hell aren't convincing any of the rest of the world that they're capable or worthy of running any country.
This video shows an Afghan MD-530 from the Afghan National Airforce destroying a Taliban suicide bomber in Qalay Naw, in the Badghis Province of Afghanistan where the fighting is still very intense. Afghan Commandos, Kandacs, and the Afghan Air Force have been doing a lot of work to fight the Taliban, but they are stretched very thin. I believe that it is still very much possible for the Government forces of Afghanistan to root out the Taliban in this latest offensive, and doing so would pretty much put the Taliban genie back into the bottle for the rest of all time, as will be the first time Government forces did it all on their own with no outside support.
This is just one rocky step forward for Afghanistan if they should win the day.