U.S. officials predict that Taliban fighters could occupy Kabul’s Afghan capital in the coming months


On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, Afghan security personnel inspected a damaged building in the aftermath of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.  39; Deputy Defense Minister.

On Wednesday, August 4, 2021, Afghan security personnel inspected a damaged building in the aftermath of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. AP Photo / Rahmat Gul

  • The US military is scheduled to withdraw completely from Afghanistan by August 31st.

  • Afghanistan has more than 300,000 soldiers and police.

  • The United States will continue to support Afghan troops by flying airstrikes while its troops withdraw from the region.

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US officials are now preparing for the possibility that Taliban fighters will recapture Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, within 90 days. The Washington Post reported..

According to US intelligence in June, the Afghan government could settle within six months of the departure of the US military. According to the post.. As the US military steadily withdrew from Afghanistan, the Taliban continued to steal territory from Afghanistan at an accelerating pace.

The Trump administration had planned US troops to withdraw from Afghanistan by May 1. However, on July 8, the Biden administration announced: U.S. military activities in Afghanistan end on August 31..

America Entered the war in Afghanistan in 2001 Following attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center.

Army General Mark A. Milly, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Said in late July The Taliban controlled about half of the country’s 419 district centers. Since August 6, the Taliban have occupied at least eight state capitals. Reported by Al Jazeera, And now control More than half of the district center..

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said at a press conference on Monday that the security situation in Afghanistan was “clearly not going in the right direction.”Kirby said Afghanistan needs to take advantage of it, including: Over 300,000 soldiers and police, Demonstrate its leadership.

“We are focusing on completing the drawdown by the end of the month, by moving to another bilateral relationship with the Afghan Army, which will be one of the financial and logistical support from abroad.” Said Kirby.

The U.S. military has carried out multiple airstrikes in recent weeks Destroy military equipment captured from Afghan security forces Target the enemy army. In addition, B-52 bombers and Specter gunship military aircraft were sent to three cities in Afghanistan (Kandahar, Herat, and Lashkar Gah) to thwart the Taliban rebels. Reported Times..

“We continue to bomb to support Afghan troops on the ground, if possible,” Kirby said.

Rights activists and security experts fear the Taliban will impose restrictions on women and terrorist groups will use Afghanistan to attempt new attacks abroad. The New York Times reported.. Still, many sources told the Times that the withdrawal was too fast and worried that the rise of radical forces would ultimately affect US interests.

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