Afghanistan War: Taliban capture Kandahar, Afghanistan's second largest city, just 500 km from the capital Kabul
Kabul is not in direct danger yet, but the Taliban's hold is getting stronger as it is captured. It is estimated that the Taliban now control two-thirds of the country.
It is now becoming almost impossible for the Afghan army to stop the Taliban. Meanwhile, on Thursday, the Taliban claimed that they had captured the southern city of Kandahar. It is the 12th provincial capital of Afghanistan's 34, which the rebels have taken in their week-long attack. Kandahar is also the second largest city in the whole country.
When Kandahar was captured by the Taliban, government officials and their team managed to escape the city by air. The capture of Herat is the biggest reward ever for the Taliban. The Taliban have captured 11 of Afghanistan's 34 provincial capitals in a week-long attack.
"Taliban claim to capture Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city," tweets AFP News Agency — ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2021
With the capture, the hold of the Taliban strengthened
Although Kabul is not in direct danger yet, the Taliban's hold is getting stronger as it is captured. It is estimated that the Taliban now control two-thirds of the country. Earlier on Wednesday, Taliban fighters also captured most of Kunduz province, bringing the Afghan army to its knees.
At the same time, talks are taking place in Qatar to handle the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, where the negotiators appearing for the Afghan government have made a big offer to the Taliban in exchange for ending the war, under which power has been talked about.