The tricolor flag of the internationally-recognized Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which remains in use internationally and by resistance movements against the Taliban inside Afghanistan, has vertical black, red and green stripes. It has the national emblem in white at the center. The emblem, which is surrounded by sheaves of wheat, includes a Shahada, Takbir, rays of sun, a mosque with a mihrab, minbar and two Afghan flags, and an inscription stating Afghanistan (افغانستان). It also shows the year 1298 (١۲۹٨) in the Solar Hijri calendar, i.e. Gregorian 1919, the year Afghanistan gained independence from the British influence. A similar vertical-tricolored flag with the same colors, which had an emblem surrounded by sheaves of wheat, was first flown by King Amanullah Khan in July 1928.