Taliban Ramps Up Reconquest Of Afghanistan As U.S. Forces Pull Out
Taliban militants are retaking lost ground as the Biden administration pulls U.S. forces out of Afghanistan, taking over dozens of posts and bases and casting out hundreds of Afghan officials.
The Taliban, designated a terror group by the U.S. State Department, has led an insurgency against the U.S.-backed Afghan government for roughly two decades since United States forces drove the Taliban out of Afghanistan in 2001. Taliban, Afghan, and U.S. forces have been locked in conflict ever since, making the Afghan War the longest war in United States history.