Afghan cities taken over or contested by Taliban

Taliban insurgents have made rapid advances across Afghanistan in recent months as the US and other foreign forces withdraw. Following is a list of provincial capitals that have fallen to, or are being contested by the Islamist militants. Afghanistan has 34 provinces. PROVINCIAL CAPITALS FALLING TO THE TALIBAN: Aug. 6 – ZARANJ — The Taliban … Read more

How Taliban surrounded Afghanistan’s Kabul

The Taliban’s rapid advance through Afghanistan in the past few days has led it to the doorsteps of Kabul. The capital remains the only major city under the Afghan government’s control, following the capture of Jalalabad city early on Sunday. Jalalabad’s fall has given the Taliban control of a road leading to Peshawar, the city … Read more

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