(AFGHANISTAN) #Taliban Invasion Report: According to last estimate media reports the Taliban have taken 23 of 34 provincial capitals as US, U.K. and Australia move in transport planes to take out their citizens to safety #AceNewsDesk report | Ace News Services

 

Many Afghans who have fled the fighting have sought refuge in KabulThe Taliban have moved closer to retaking full control of Afghanistan, with the capital Kabul now the only major city left in government hands: On Sunday the militants took control of Jalalabad, a key eastern city, without a fight.It followed the seizure of the government’s northern bastion of Mazar-i-Sharif just a day earlier.The rapid collapse of government forces has left President Ashraf Ghani under growing pressure to resign.He appears to face a stark choice between surrender or a fight to hold the capital.Meanwhile, the US has begun evacuating members of staff from its embassy in Kabul. On Sunday morning they were being taken to the airport where they have been seen boarding six large military transport planes. The US has deployed 5,000 troops to help with the operation.President Joe Biden has defended his decision to escalate the US withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying he could not justify an “endless American presence in the middle of another country’s civil conflict”.

Source: (AFGHANISTAN) #Taliban Invasion Report: According to last estimate media reports the Taliban have taken 23 of 34 provincial capitals as US, U.K. and Australia move in transport planes to take out their citizens to safety #AceNewsDesk report | Ace News Services