Taliban Complete Northeast Afghan Blitz as More Cities Fall

The Taliban seized three more Afghan provincial capitals and a local army headquarters to complete a blitz across the country's northeast, giving them control of two-thirds of the nation.

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Taliban fighters patrol inside the city of Farah, the capital of Farah province, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Mohammad Asif Khan)
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban seized three more Afghan provincial capitals and a local army headquarters Wednesday to complete a blitz across the country’s northeast, giving them control of two-thirds of the nation as the U.S. and NATO finalize their withdrawal after a decades of war. The fall of the capitals of Badakhshan and Baghlan provinces to the northeast as well as Farah province to the west put increasing pressure on the country’s central…

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