Government Imposes Curfew In Afghanistan as Taliban Advances.

Written by on July 26, 2021

The Afghan government has imposed a month-long curfew across almost all of the country in a bid to stop the Taliban from invading cities.

Fighting between the Taliban and Afghan government forces has increased over the past two months as international troops pull out of the country.

The militant group is thought to have captured up to half of all territory.

As US forces have withdrawn, the Taliban has made rapid gains, retaking border crossings and rural areas

There are concerns that with peace talks moving slowly, the focus of fighting will increasingly turn to more heavily populated urban centres.

That has prompted a top American commander to say the US will continue carrying out airstrikes in support of Afghan troops. General Kenneth MacKenzie said a Taliban victory was not inevitable.

Source: BBC

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