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The rapid fall of Afghanistan to Taliban forces, explained

Posted on AllSides August 16th, 2021
From The Left
Afghanistan, Taliban

The collapse was the result of a demoralized military, Afghan officers say.

On Sunday morning, the Taliban successfully reached Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, following an accelerated sweep across the country, with the militant group quickly taking hold of the final government-controlled holdouts within the last week.

The Islamist militant group’s successful capture of the capital marks the final stages of the Taliban’s full takeover of the country. The Taliban has accelerated its operations to gain control over Afghanistan since last year’s deal between the insurgents and the US under former President Donald...

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