Taliban Claim 85% Of Control Over Afghanistan

Taliban Claim 85% Of Control Over Afghanistan

On Friday a delegation of Taliban officials in Moscow has declared that they control 85 per cent of the Afganistan districts now.

The key borders along Iran and China are also under the Taliban’s control now. However, the claim has to be verified which is a difficult task in the present situation. Meanwhile, the government has not accepted the claim as there is no situation to verify independently.

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Out of the 398 districts, the Taliban’s claim that they have seized 250 districts. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid talking about the border town of Islam Qala claimed: “under our full control”. But the government officials in Kabul stated that a fightback was underway.

interior ministry spokesman Tareq Arian told –

All Afghan security forces including the border units are present in the area, and efforts are under way to recapture the site,

in recent weeks, the Taliban have routed much of northern Afghanistan. the government is holding little more than a constellation of provincial capitals. Taliban’s lightning offensive overwhelmed the government’s northern and western positions.

Biden’s statement played a key role in Afganistan’s present unrest. He stated-

The status quo is not an option,

I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan.

the likelihood there is going to be one unified government in Afghanistan controlling the whole country is highly unlikely,

He further stated –

Any day or hour that US and foreign troops leave earlier is a positive step,

On the other hand, the Taliban has welcomed Biden’s statement. They said

Any day or hour that US and foreign troops leave earlier is a positive step,

And Afganistan President Ashraf Ghani said –

he government could handle the situation, but difficulties lay ahead,

What we are witnessing is one of the most complicated stages of the transition,

Legitimacy is ours; God is with us.

Interestingly, this week more than 1,000 Afghan troops fled into Tajikistan in the face of a Taliban onslaught.  Also, thousands of people were fleeing from Qala-i-Naw in northwest Badghis province.

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