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Afghanistan: Hundreds of Afghan soldiers flee the Taliban offensive following the withdrawal of US-led NATO forces.


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An Afghan soldier inspects belongings left behind by the US Army after its departure from Bagram Air Base

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An Afghan soldier inspects belongings left behind by the US military after its departure from Bagram Air Base.

The Taliban continue to capture territory in Afghanistan as NATO forces, led by the United States, leave the country where they have had a military presence for the past 20 years.

Sources from the Islamic fundamentalist group claim to have seized more than ten districts in the last 24 hours.

The advance of the Taliban has occurred in several provinces of the country in the last two months, but the most forceful offensive is taking place in the north of the country.

The situation has created a crisis for the Afghan government’s defense forces, which are no longer supported by US aerial bombardments to contain the insurgents.


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