The Taliban has claimed that it has captured 85 percent of Afghanistan. For this reason, Pakistan is also closing its doors.
Taliban encircle Ghazni city (AFP)
The Taliban has claimed that 85 percent of Afghanistan is under its control. The terrorist organization has gained control of more than 100 districts and the Afghan army has fled the neighboring country of Tajikistan by putting up arms. A civil war-like situation is brewing in the country, and in the meantime, there are reports that Taliban fighters have surrounded Ghazni city in central Afghanistan and captured civilian homes to fight the security forces. Have done.
Giving this information on Monday, officials said that the threat of rebels is looming over the country’s urban center. Taliban activism has been at its peak since the departure of foreign troops from Afghanistan. Hassan Rezai, a member of the provincial council of Ghazni, said that the situation in Ghazni city is very serious.
Taliban ‘hideouts’ turned into people’s homes
The Taliban are using civilian homes as bases, making it very difficult for Afghan security forces to operate. US President Joe Biden announced in April that it was time to end the 20-year war in Afghanistan. He had said that American troops would return to their country on September 11, after which violence in Afghanistan has increased.
US general Austin Miller, who led the war in Afghanistan, is to step down on Monday at a symbolic end to America’s longest conflict. Peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government continue in Qatar’s capital, in name only. Officials say they have made very modest progress. According to locals, fighting between the two sides is also going on in the southern province of Kandahar, where the Taliban has traditionally had a strong presence.
Taliban threat to Pakistan
The Ghazni city is located on the main road between Kabul and Kandahar. On Sunday, security forces used airstrikes to thwart an attack by Taliban fighters on the central talukan, a major northern province bordering Tajikistan. On the other hand, Pakistan has received a big warning from the Taliban. Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen has said that Pakistan would be welcome to help the Taliban reach a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan, but Islamabad cannot dictate to us or impose its views on us.
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