Afghanistan: Taliban's increasing steps, after Kandahar, the city of Lashkar Gah was also captured
After the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban is continuously strengthening its hold. The Taliban on Friday claimed to have captured Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city
The conflict between the security forces and the Taliban continues in Afghanistan. The Taliban is continuously occupying many areas of Afghanistan. The Taliban on Friday claimed to have captured Afghanistan's second-largest city, Kandahar. The capital Kabul and some other areas are still in the hands of the Afghan government. The common man is getting crushed in the war between the Taliban and the Afghan army.
Confirming the insurgents' claim, a senior source in Afghan security forces told AFP on Friday that the Taliban had captured the key city of Lashkar Gah.
A Taliban spokesman said in a tweet, "Kandahar has been completely conquered. They have also captured a helicopter gifted by India to the Afghan government.Mujahideen have reached Shaheed Chowk in the city." A local civilian also backed the Taliban's claim, telling AFP news agency that government forces appeared to have retreated from a military facility outside the city.
Let us tell you that earlier on Thursday, the Taliban also captured Herat, the third-largest city in Afghanistan. Afghan security forces have had to leave Herat amid Taliban attacks. The Taliban have captured more than half of Afghanistan within a week. The government has effectively lost most of North, South and West Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, the US is temporarily sending about 3000 troops to Afghanistan. These soldiers will not take part in any battle, but it is being done to safely evacuate American diplomats and their allies from Kabul. They will be stationed at Karzai International Airport in Kabul. The US has decided to further reduce the number of diplomats in its embassy in Kabul.