The Taliban at the gates of Kabul. This Saturday they raised to 20 the number of Afghan regional capitals captured in just over a week. They have reached the Char Asyab district, just 11 kilometers south of Kabul.
They entered Asadabad, capital of the eastern province of Kunara
Upon arrival, the Taliban opened the doors of the provincial prison and released all the prisoners.
The Taliban have captured the entire Logar province. They have reached the Char Asyab district, just 11 kilometers south of Kabul.
The insurgents also captured the capital of Paktiká, bordering Pakistan,
Afghan President, Ashraf Ghani, he assured this Saturday in a televised speech that ” the “top priority” at the moment is to remobilize the security forces to deal with the rapid advance of the Taliban by all means their priority is to prevent further “instability, violence and displacement of people.” He added:“I have initiated extensive consultations within the government, with elders and political leaders, representatives of the people from all walks of life, and our international partners. Rapid consultations are taking place in this regard and the results will be shared with you soon, my dear compatriots. “
However, at Kabul airport there is a general rout. The frenzied efforts by Western powers to reduce or fully repatriate embassies, as well as to evacuate former Afghan workers, are palpable. The collapse of Afghanistan is palpable with the widespread mistrust of an agreed settlement.
Ali, a former translator for the US special forces, explained:“We work for the US forces. We serve the US forces and other coalition forces. They have to take care of us. It’s our turn to get help. We help them, you know, we save their lives. We are the people who communicate two cultures. Otherwise, without interpreters, they wouldn’t do anything. “
The Afghan armed forces have released a video of an alleged airstrike against Taliban fighters near the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, a major city in hotly contested northern Afghanistan as the Taliban continue their offensives to capture more cities and provinces. in all the country.
Meanwhile, the Taliban attacked the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif from various directions, sparking heavy fighting on its periphery, according to Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor. The number of victims was not immediately reported.
The Taliban have made important advances in recent days, such as taking Herat and Kandahar, the second and third cities in the country. Now
The Taliban control 19 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.
The Western-backed government only controls a handful of provinces in the center and east, as well as Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.