Street fights intensify as the Taliban attack major cities


Afghan Government Army

Afghan government forces are fighting the Taliban in three major cities

Fierce fighting is taking place in major cities in Afghanistan, fearing that it will be the first capital to fall into the Taliban.

Lashkar Gah in southern Helmand has been hit hard by militants despite air strikes in the United States and Afghanistan.

The Taliban are said to have seized a television station. Thousands of people fleeing rural areas have evacuated to the building.

The United Kingdom and the United States have stated that the Taliban may have committed war crimes.

Hundreds of Afghan reinforcements have been deployed to fight the militants. The Taliban have made rapid progress In recent months as the US military withdrew after 20 years of military operations in the country.

Helmand is the center of US and British military operations, and the Taliban’s interests will hurt the Afghan government.

If Bostkar Gah collapses, it will be the first capital of the Taliban to win since 2016. It is one of the three capitals under attack.

Attempts to capture by radicals KandaharAfghanistan’s second-largest city, has continued since a rocket strike struck the airport on Sunday.

Taking control of Kandahar is a very symbolic victory for the Taliban and will take control of the southern part of the country.

In the third besieged city, HeratIn the west, government troops are fighting rebels after several days of fierce fighting. Government troops have regained some areas after the UN compound was attacked on Friday.

Map showing full Taliban or government controlled areas updated on July 29, 2021

Map showing full Taliban or government controlled areas updated on July 29, 2021

When government troops struggled to contain the Taliban’s advance, President Ashraf Ghani blamed the sudden withdrawal of US troops for increased fighting.

“The reason for our current situation is that the decision was made suddenly,” Gani told Congress.

Mr Gani said he warned Washington that the withdrawal would have “results.”

Almost all troops have left, but the United States has continued aerial attacks to support government troops.

President Biden’s administration on Monday due to increased violence We accept thousands of Afghan refugees who have worked with the US military.

The United States and Britain have accused the Taliban of “slaughtering civilians” in a recently captured town near the Pakistani border.

The horrifying video from Spin Boldak clearly showed the murder of revenge. The Taliban refused the accusation.

“The Taliban leadership must be responsible for the crimes of their fighters,” the US Embassy in Kabul tweeted.

“If you can’t control a fighter right now, you don’t have a governing business later.”