Afghanistan Crisis: Kabul is on the verge of falling victim to the Taliban’s swift march; it’s a question of when, not if.
According to Dr. Afzal Ashraf, Afghanistan’s civil war has reached its terminal stages, and the capital Kabul is on the verge of falling to the Taliban.
According to Dr. Ashraf, Afghanistan’s internationally recognized government is facing defeat from Taliban forces, with supporters in the capital fearing the “writing is on the wall.”
The current scenario in the war-torn country has been described as “dismal” by a regional specialist from the University of Nottingham. Following the withdrawal of western soldiers, Taliban fighters have continued to make quick gains, recently announcing the conquest of another regional capital.
“I think there will come a day, tragically, when the writing will be on the wall,” Dr. Afzal Ashraf told Sky News.
“And in Kabul, people will decide that it is better to give up than to fight to a tragic finish for everyone involved.”
“The way you’re talking, it’s not a question of if, it’s simply a question of when,” Sky’s Alex Rossi challenged the expert.
“There appears to be an air of inevitability that Afghanistan will fall under the control of multinational forces and the United States.”
“Yes, I believe it is correct given the current situation,” Dr. Ashraf responded.
Tobias Ellwood, a Conservative MP, recently cautioned that the UK’s withdrawal from Afghanistan could have long-term ramifications.
“This is absolutely embarrassing for the West,” Mr Ellwood told This website earlier this week.
“We’ve lost trust in our ability to protect and defend democracy when we’re leaving in this manner after 20 years.”
The situation in the British-controlled province of Helmand, according to the former soldier, is “very saddening.”
“Imagine if we had left Germany to its own ways after World War II,” Mr Ellwood remarked.
“We are returning this to the Taliban, who will undoubtedly provide a safe haven for terrorist groups,” the MP stated.
“So, mark my words, you’re going to see a lot of mass migration issues coming from Afghanistan, as well as humanitarian disasters and increased terrorist attacks.”