Afghan Taliban seize 17 provincial capitals, authorities restricted to some areas
Ibl: (Dunya Information) In Afghanistan, the Taliban are quickly gaining management of the cities, capturing 17 provincial capitals, after Herat, Kandahar and Lashkar Gah, management of the Taliban in Herat militia commander Ismail Khan , Herat governor and provincial police chief arrested by Taliban
Afghan Taliban: Ismail Khan, the Taliban’s fiercest opposition commander, was arrested, in keeping with overseas media. After capturing Herat, the Taliban detained Ismail Khan, Gunnar Herat, the deputy inside minister and the provincial police chief.
The 207 commandos who fought alongside Ismail Khan additionally surrendered. The Taliban assured the detainees that they’d not be harmed and that they’d be handled with respect.
The Taliban additionally seized an Indian fighter jet from Herat airport. Earlier, an Indian helicopter was intercepted by the Taliban from Kunduz airport. The Taliban additionally took full management of President Ashraf Ghani’s residence province of Logar.
In accordance with Afghan officers, the Afghan Taliban have seized Pul-e-Alam, the capital of Logar Province, simply 50km from the capital Kabul. Earlier, the Taliban seized Kandahar and Lashkar Gah, a key metropolis within the south, and Afghan safety sources confirmed this.
After the conquest of Kandahar and Lashkar Gah, the Afghan authorities now has solely the nation’s capital and another areas left.
Sohail Shaheen, a Taliban spokesman in Doha, mentioned it was in opposition to their ideas to acknowledge a authorities imposed by overseas forces.
In the meantime, British Protection Secretary Ben Wallace known as the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan an enormous mistake.
He says the withdrawal of forces has strengthened the Taliban, Afghanistan has develop into a failed state within the civil struggle, and there’s a threat of a re-emergence of al-Qaeda, which could possibly be a risk to the West.
The New York Occasions has claimed that the USA has requested the Taliban to ensure that it’ll not assault the embassy.The US has begun emergency preparations to withdraw its diplomatic employees from Afghanistan.
In accordance with the Pentagon, 3,000 US troops will arrive in Kabul in 24 to 48 hours, however these troops is not going to be used for assaults in opposition to the Taliban.
US State Division spokesman Ned Worth mentioned the embassy in Kabul would stay open and work would proceed.
The UK has additionally introduced it would ship 600 troops to evacuate its residents from Afghanistan. 4 thousand British residents are nonetheless dwelling in Afghanistan.