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Taliban capture 6th provincial capital weeks after rejecting reports of a ceasefire, amid US withdrawal

RT | August 9, 2021

The Taliban have seized control of its sixth provincial capital in Afghanistan within a matter of days, according to a spokesperson for the group, as the militants continue to secure territory after America’s military withdrawal.

The military victory for the Taliban was confirmed by the deputy governor of Samangan Province, home to the city of Aibak. Speaking to AFP, Afghanistan official Sefatullah Samangani declared that “the Taliban have captured the city of Aibak and have complete control over it.”

The Taliban formally took control of the city on Monday, after a “senator surrendered” and asked Afghanistan to withdraw its forces from the area to avoid further conflict.

Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid declared on Twitter that the city center was completely under its control, while the governor, the police chief, the intelligence department, and all its affiliates were cleared.

The capture of Aibak comes days after Taliban militants seized control of the provincial capital of Sar-e Pul and the region’s fifth-largest city. All major government buildings in the two locations have been secured by Taliban fighters, although Afghan soldiers were reportedly trying to retain control of the Kunduz airport.

The continued military advance of the Taliban throughout Afghanistan follows the group’s rejection of reports that a ceasefire deal had been reached with the country’s government in return for the release of 7,000 prisoners.

Since America’s withdrawal from the region earlier this year, the Taliban claims to have secured 85% of the territory in Afghanistan. Afghan officials dispute this figure, however, claiming it has been exaggerated by the group.

August 9, 2021 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation | ,

3 Comments »

  1. Inexorable, inevitabie…the handwriting is on the walls of the mountains, the rivers and valleys, and the cities/towns/villages of Afghanistan. Taliban redux. So be it….

    Stupid, folly-ridden, Zionist-infested America…just get the eff out already, tail between legs but of course no accountability or lessons learned. Trillions wasted, any remaining credibility shattered….

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    Comment by roberthstiver | August 9, 2021 | Reply

  2. “Since America’s withdrawal from the region earlier this year, the Taliban claims to have secured 85% of the territory in Afghanistan. Afghan officials dispute this figure, however, claiming it has been exaggerated by the group”.

    I imagine that the “Afghanistan officials” are what remains of Kabul’s American backed “Puppet Government”. If I were them, I would get the Hell OUT of Kabul, as soon as possible. I doubt that the Taliban will treat them with ‘courtesy’ when they inevitably take Kabul…….

    And, what a total waste of Time and Money, by the USA, to achieve NOTHING, in 20 wasted years. It ALL defies common sense….

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 9, 2021 | Reply

    • ….And now, America’s tax payers will have to pay down the $29,000,000,000,000 National Debt, but, luckily for America’s “Non Tax Paying Oligarchs”, they walk away FREE……..”Too Easy”…..

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | August 9, 2021 | Reply


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