The Taliban has taken control of its seventh city in five days, with the US having “not much” to do about the swift gains.
FARAH, in western Afghanistan, fell into Taliban hands on Tuesday afternoon, making it the terror group’s sixth provincial capital in as many days.
In the last few days, the Taliban has achieved rapid territorial advances across the country.
The city of Zaranj was the first to fall to the jihadists on Friday, and the cities of Kunduz, Aibak, Sar-e-Pul, Taloqan, and Shebergha followed suit over the weekend.
According to Shahla Abubar, a member of Farah’s provincial council, Farah, which is near to the Iranian border, was conquered after a “brief” battle with security troops.
As a result of the takeover, extremists now control the governor’s office and the city’s police headquarters.
It’s also crucial since it gives jihadists access to another border crossing into Iran.
During the Taliban offensive, captures have been unrelenting, and American and NATO forces are currently completing their exit from the country.
In less than a week, the Taliban have taken control of seven of the country’s 34 provincial capitals. As a result, Taliban fighters now control 65 percent of Afghan territory, according to a senior EU source quoted by Reuters.
The Pentagon today stated that it can do “not much” to assist government forces, with a spokesman simply stating, “It’s their country to defend now.”
As the US Department of Defense’s Press Secretary and Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, John Kirby expressed his “grave concern” that the war for control of the country looks to be swinging in favor of the Taliban.
He was quick to point out that US President Joe Biden is still committed to leaving the country by the end of the month.
When asked if the US would increase airstrikes to assist government forces in driving back Islamist fighters and defending against the wider fighting, Mr Kirby replied, “it’s their struggle.”
Residents are fleeing the cities as Jihadist fighters continue to push back government forces, fearing for their safety.
According to Saad Mohseni, chairman of the MOBY Group, which operates radio stations in Afghanistan, up to 15 aircraft leave the city each day for Kabul.
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