Fighting still fierce 3 Afghan cities – On August 1, the BBC reported that the fighting situation around Herat, Lashkar, Gah and Kandahar, 3 major cities in the south. and east of Afghanistan become more violent As Taliban forces advance in some parts of the three cities, they are trying to seize them from Afghan government forces.
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After the Taliban’s rapid advance in rural areas Since President Joe Biden, President of the United States Announcing plans to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan by September And it is estimated that Taliban forces have captured half of the country’s Afghanistan. including the borders of Iran and Pakistan.
In Lashkar Gah, Taliban fighters were reported a few hundred meters from the governor’s office on Saturday, but were pushed back into the twilight. It is the second attempt by the Taliban to attack in these days.
Meanwhile in Kandahar, Kandahar MP Gul Ahmad Khamin told the BBC that Kandahar was at grave risk of belonging to the Taliban. with tens of thousands of people already displaced and humanitarian disasters begin to manifest. As the situation in the city deteriorated every hour. And the fighting in Kandahar was the most intense in 20 years.
Mr Kamin said The Taliban now regard Kandahar as a central focus for its temporary capital. By the Taliban warriors came to surround many sides of the city. and if the Taliban warriors invaded in full Government forces are unable to use heavy suppression due to the large civilian population in the city. But if the city of Kandahar fell to the Taliban 5-6 other provinces in the region will also be seized.
in Herat A reporter for local television station Tolo News reported that the clashes had escalated. by Taliban fighters advancing south of the city. which is economically important Fighting has been reported in at least five locations, with residents saying there are few safe places in the city. And some people are holding arms to protect themselves.
at the airport of Herat Afghan government forces recapture surrounding areas. After a security guard outside a United Nations office near the airport was killed on Friday, July 30, what the United Nations said was an attack by Taliban fighters. The United States is also currently conducting air strikes in support of Afghan government forces.
However, the fates of the three cities were important. Amid fears of a humanitarian crisis and how long government forces can stand
Tomas Niglasson, the EU’s special envoy to Afghanistan, said he believed the war was about to get much worse, fearing that the Taliban’s current way of thinking was “to be safe and sound.” “What they had in the past That is the establishment of a new… Islamic State.”
Former British army chief David Richards has warned that the withdrawal of foreign troops could weaken Afghan military morale. led to the control of the Taliban. And it could be a threat of international terrorism.
Humanitarian organizations have also warned of a major crisis in the coming months. While the Taliban continued to attack Amid shortages of food, water, services and overcrowding in camps for the displaced
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