After the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan, the Taliban has been continuously expanding its base. The latest situation is that the Taliban has attacked Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said on Sunday that the Taliban had started entering the capital Kabul from all sides.
The Taliban on Sunday moved closer to a complete military takeover of Afghanistan after capturing almost all major cities. Now all he has to do is conquer the isolated capital, Kabul. Insurgents captured the key eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, hours after they captured the northern anti-Taliban stronghold of Mazar-i-Sharif. In the last 10 days, the Taliban have carried out these occupations by intensifying their attacks. In all these cities it has faced almost negligible resistance.
Local residents of Jalalabad told that when they woke up in the morning, the city was covered with Taliban flags, they captured the city without a fight. In Afghanistan, it now seems that President Ashraf Ghani The government has only two options left in Kabul. Either they surrender or prepare for a bloody battle. Because the Taliban is now entering Kabul. The Taliban said in a statement that they did not plan to “forcefully” capture Kabul.
Earlier in his address, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he would not give up on the “achievements” of the past 20 years. He said he was consulting with local leaders and international partners on the situation in the country to prevent further instability, war destruction, and killings. The Afghan president said that his priority as head of state is to stop violence, prevent instability for the foreseeable future. He also said that the reorganization of the armed forces is our top priority.
US President Joe Biden has ordered the deployment of an additional 1,000 US troops to Kabul to help secure an emergency evacuation of embassy staff and thousands of Afghans working for US forces. Biden said, “I am the fourth president to preside over a US military presence in Afghanistan – two Republicans, two Democrats. I will not keep this war for the fifth.”
The insurgents have captured much of northern, western, and southern Afghanistan less than three weeks after the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. America and its allies have withdrawn their troops from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years. At present, the government of Afghanistan seems to be completely alone in this fight. While the US is supporting President Ashraf Ghani only by airstrikes, the ground fighting itself has to be handled by the Afghan forces, which is not at all easy in front of the Taliban.