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Afghanistan - The Taliban captured Mazar-i-Sharif

Afghanistan – The Taliban captured Mazar-i-Sharif

Security sources said that the Islamists entered the city around 9 pm (local time). Then they released prisoners from the city’s central prison. Mohammad Atta Nur And Abu Rashid dude They allegedly fled to the city of Heratan on the border with Uzbekistan and attempted to cross the border. Other security forces will try the same as well.

21 of 34 provincial cities were captured

The second and third largest cities of the country – Kandahar and Herat – also fell into the hands of the Islamists. They now control 21 of the country’s 34 provincial capitals. Shortly before the fall of Mazar-i-Sharif, local officials also confirmed the status of the provincial capital of Gardez in Paktia in the southeast of the country.

On Saturday, two other small provincial capitals in the east – Asadabad in Kunar and Sharana in Paktika in the southeast – headed to the Taliban without a fight. The insurgents want to establish an “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” as they did before the 2001 US march.

With Puli Alam in Logar province, the Taliban also captured a provincial capital about 70 kilometers south of Kabul. On Saturday, they traveled 50 kilometers from the Afghan capital. Fighting took place around Maidan Shar, the capital of Maidan Wardak province, about 35 kilometers from the Afghan capital, Kabul, the lawmakers said. Hamida Akbari the German news agency explained.

American soldiers arrived

Meanwhile, in Kabul, Western countries are rushing to get their citizens and staff to safety from the approaching Taliban. The first American soldiers arrived in the Afghan capital to secure the evacuations. A US representative said more troops will arrive by Sunday. But a ministry spokesman said the Islamists had tried to isolate the capital, which has a population of four million John Kirby.

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