Taliban Enters Afghanistan Capital and Seeks Surrender of Current Government
Updated: Aug 16, 2021
On Sunday, the Taliban entered the Afghanistan capital city of Kabul to seek the unconditional surrender of the central government.
In a swift offensive, the Taliban managed to gain control of nearly all of Afghanistan in just over a week.
Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for the Taliban, said they “are awaiting a peaceful transfer of Kabul city.”
Many civilians have fled the country over the last few days fearful that the Taliban would reimpose the brutal rule they once maintained.
The Taliban has been on an aggressive offensive since President Biden decided to pull US troops out of the country a few months back. The insurgent group has swiftly captured territory to regain the control they had before US troops invaded back in 2001.
The US has said they have no plans of re-entering the country and have evacuated US citizens from the US embassy.
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