Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani says he won’t quit the ‘achievements’ of the final 20 years and that ‘consultations’ are underway. He delivered a quick and obscure televised tackle on Saturday, his first public look in days following a serious Taliban advance.
The insurgents have seized most of northern, western and southern Afghanistan and are battling authorities forces some 11 kilometers (7 miles) south of Kabul. The USA is about to withdraw its final forces by Aug. 31, elevating questions concerning the survival of Ghani’s Western-backed authorities. The U.S. invaded Afghanistan after the 9/11 assaults practically 20 years in the past.
The Taliban seized a province simply south of Afghanistan’s capital and launched a multi-pronged assault early Saturday on a serious metropolis within the north defended by highly effective former warlords, Afghan officers stated.
The insurgents have captured a lot of northern, western and southern Afghanistan in a breakneck offensive lower than three weeks earlier than the US is about to withdraw its final troops, elevating fears of a full militant takeover or one other Afghan civil conflict.
The Taliban captured all of Logar and detained its provincial officers, Hoda Ahmadi, a lawmaker from the province, stated Saturday. She stated the Taliban have reached the Char Asyab district, simply 11 kilometers (7 miles) south of the capital, Kabul.
The Taliban additionally attacked the northern metropolis of Mazar-e-Sharif from a number of instructions, setting off heavy preventing on its outskirts, in response to Munir Ahmad Farhad, a spokesman for the provincial governor. There was no quick phrase on casualties.
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