Half of all Afghan district facilities beneath Taliban management – US normal


WASHINGTON:

Taliban management about half of Afghanistan’s district facilities, the senior US normal mentioned on Wednesday, indicating a quickly deteriorating safety scenario.

Insecurity has been rising in Afghanistan in latest weeks, largely spurred by combating in its provinces as US-led international troops full their withdrawal and the Taliban launch main offensives, taking districts and border crossings.

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“Strategic momentum appears to be sort of with the Taliban,” General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, informed reporters.

Milley mentioned greater than 200 of the 419 district facilities had been beneath Taliban management. Last month, he had mentioned the Taliban managed 81 district facilities in Afghanistan.

While the militant group had not taken over any provincial capitals, they had been placing strain on the outskirts of half of them, he mentioned.

The authorities has accused the Taliban of destroying a whole bunch of presidency buildings in 29 of the nation’s 34 provinces. The Taliban deny accusations of intensive destruction by their fighters.

Fifteen diplomatic missions and the NATO consultant in Afghanistan urged the Taliban on Monday to halt its offensives simply hours after the rival Afghan sides didn’t agree on a ceasefire at a peace assembly in Doha.

Read extra: Foreign missions in Kabul situation joint name for Taliban ceasefire

Biden has set a proper finish to the US army mission in Afghanistan for Aug 31 as he appears to disengage from a battle that started after al Qaeda’s assaults on the United States on Sept 11, 2001.

Almost all US troops, besides these defending the embassy in Kabul and airport, have left the nation.

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