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Taliban tighten grip on Afghanistan as all eyes turn to capital Kabul

Taliban capture Kandahar, Herat, Lashkar Gah U.S., Britain send troops to get staff out U.N. food agency warns of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ Veteran anti-Taliban commander captured in Herat Taliban insurgents tightened their grip on Afghanistan on Friday, seizing the second- and third-biggest cities and raising fears that an assault on the capital Kabul could be justContinue reading “Taliban tighten grip on Afghanistan as all eyes turn to capital Kabul”

Taliban takes Afghanistan’s third-largest city in onslaught

The Taliban captured Afghanistan’s third-largest city and a strategic provincial capital near Kabul on Thursday, further squeezing the country’s embattled government just weeks before the end of the American military mission there. The seizure of Herat marks the biggest prize yet for the Taliban, which has taken 11 of Afghanistan’s 34 provincial capitals as partContinue reading “Taliban takes Afghanistan’s third-largest city in onslaught”