Oh Taliban This Sunday morning (15th) – Saturday night (14th) in Brazil – took control of the city Jalalabad, In the east Afghanistan. Therefore, the capital Kabul is the only major city in Afghanistan that is still under government control.
Officials said the capture of Jalalabad took place without clashes and the safety of roads connecting the country with neighboring Pakistan was guaranteed.
“There are no clashes in Jalalabad now because the local government has surrendered to the Taliban,” an Afghan official in Jalalabad told Reuters. “Letting the Taliban go is the only way to save civilian lives.”
This Saturday, the Taliban Captured Mazar-i-Sharif, the main city of northern Afghanistan; e Bull-e-Alam, the capital of Logar province, 70 kilometers from Kabul. As of Thursday, it has already taken control of the country’s second and third largest cities, Kandahar and Herat.
The rebels are just 50km from the capital and show no signs of abating. This Saturday, they also captured the eastern province of Kunar, which will soon be able to access the capital from the north, south and east.
But on Saturday, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani promised that the fight against the Taliban would continue.
“Our top priority is to eliminate our security and security forces, for which serious measures are being taken,” Gani told the Nation.
He did not, however, mention a resignation that could be demanded by some, but noted that he had begun “consultations” within the government with political leaders and international partners to find a “political solution that would preserve peace and stability.” .
Hours later, the government announced it would set up a committee to “prepare for the talks.”
At the same time, the Qatari government, which has been at the center of months of fruitless talks between Taliban and Afghan officials, has called for a ceasefire to help speed up efforts to reach a comprehensive political agreement. Ensures a prosperous future for the state and people of Afghanistan.
Grow a beard as a precaution
The streets of the capital were bustling Saturday, but there were long queues outside the banks, and some men began growing beards in anticipation of the Taliban coming to the city, the agency told the French Press.
Many Afghans – especially women – who are accustomed to the freedom they have enjoyed for the past 20 years, fear a return to Taliban power.
When it ruled the country between 1996 and 2001, the Taliban imposed a radically conservative version of Islamic law before it was overthrown by a US-led international coalition.
Girls were forbidden to go out and work without a male partner and girls were not allowed to go to school. Women convicted of crimes such as prostitution were flogged and stoned to death.
“The deprivation of the hard-won rights of women and girls in Afghanistan is horrendous and painful,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday.
Additional U.S. troops and alien retreat
This Saturday, the President of the United States, Joe Biden, Authorized to send more troops to assist in the emergency withdrawal of Americans and foreign allies still in the country.
There will be a total of 5,000 soldiers: 1,000 are already in place, 1,000 will be sent from Kuwait to Afghanistan, and 3,000 are already on their way, the Pentagon said.
Britain also announced the redistribution of 600 troops to help the British leave.
Several countries – the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden, Italy and Spain – announced on Friday that they would reduce their presence to a minimum, as well as plans to repatriate their Afghan staff.
Others, including Norway and Denmark, wanted to temporarily close their embassies.
On Saturday, the German government said the army would help evacuate its staff from the German embassy in Kabul and “those in need of protection from Germany.” According to these sources, the diplomatic headquarters will be reduced to the required minimum.