Taliban Overruns Several Provincial Capitals in Afghanistan
On Wednesday, the Taliban overran three more provincial capitals in Afghanistan giving them control over roughly 2/3 of the country. They have now overtaken nine provincial capitals.
Since President Biden decided to pull US troops out of the country a few months back, the Taliban has been swiftly capturing territory to try and regain the control they had before US troops invaded back in 2001.
The US-trained Afghan defense forces are trying to combat the insurgent group but have had little success thus far.
The US has said they have no plans of re-entering the country with Biden telling reporters that US troops have done all they could over the past 20 years to assist the Afghans.
The US continues to support Afghan troops with limited airstrikes, however, that is set to end on Aug. 31st when the US formally ends its role in the war.
Although several military officials warned President Biden that a pullout could result in a Taliban takeover, the President still felt it was the right decision.
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