Taliban Overtakes Another Provincial Capital in Afghanistan
Updated: Aug 14, 2021
Uruzgan is the latest provincial capital to fall to the invading Taliban force in Afghanistan. They now control over 2/3 of the country and have seized control of over a dozen provincial capitals.
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-trained Afghan defense forces have been trying to combat the group but have had little success thus far.
The Taliban’s expansion into a dozen provincial capitals seems to be purposely encircling the capital of Kabul.
The US has said they have no plans of re-entering the country with President 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.
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