Thousands flee as Taliban eye full control of northern Afghanistan

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Arab News:

  • The United States — due to complete a troop withdrawal at the end of the month and end its longest war — has all but left the battlefield

KABUL: The Taliban were in control of six Afghan provincial capitals on Tuesday after a blitz across the north that forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes for the relative safety of Kabul and other centers.

“Then the sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up, so that the way of the kings from the east might be prepared. Rev. 16:12

The insurgents now have their eyes on Mazar-i-Sharif, the biggest city in the north, whose fall would signal the total collapse of government control in a region that has traditionally been anti-Taliban.

Thousands flee as Taliban eye full control of northern Afghanistan

Government forces are also battling the hard-line Islamists in Kandahar and Helmand, the southern Pashto-speaking provinces from where the Taliban draw their strength. Read More

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