Taliban captured ‘Mazar-e-Sharif’, the fourth largest city in the hands of the Afghan government

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Published: Sunday, August 15, 2021, 0:41 [IST]

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Kabul, 15 August. The important and political cities of the country are slowly getting out of hand from the hands of the Afghan government. On Saturday, the Taliban also captured Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan’s fourth largest city. Afghan MP has claimed the possession of Taliban fighters on Mazar-e-Sharif. He said that Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, has come under the Taliban’s control, after the insurgents launched a major attack there.

Taliban captured Mazar-e-Sharif fourth major city lost to Afghan government

It is noteworthy that now the Taliban insurgents are slowly being forced to kneel in Afghanistan. Now the country’s capital Kabul is also expected to get out of hand, according to media reports, now the Taliban is only 50 kilometers away from Kabul. Meanwhile, the exit of the country’s fourth largest city, Mazar-e-Sharif, from the hands of the Afghan government, is a sign that the country’s army is also weakening in front of the Taliban.

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Claiming that the Taliban had captured the Mazar-e-Sharif, the Afghan lawmaker said the insurgents had launched a major attack on the Mazar, which had been occupying the main areas of the city for the past several days. The Taliban had been trying to enter the city from the beginning, but the country’s army was trying hard to stop the insurgents. On Saturday itself, the fighters started attacking the tomb. Munir Ahmed Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor in northern Balkh province, says that since August 14, the Taliban launched attacks from multiple directions. Many people have also lost their lives during this. Let us inform that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had visited Mazar-e-Sharif on August 11 and held an important meeting on security issues.

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Taliban captured Mazar-e-Sharif fourth major city lost to Afghan government

Story first published: Sunday, August 15, 2021, 0:41 [IST]



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