The Taliban have taken control of three more Afghan cities, putting Joe Biden’s presidency in jeopardy.
JOE BIDEN is under fire after the Taliban took control of three more Afghan cities on Sunday, continuing their rapid progress throughout the nation.
It comes after the fall of two additional cities on Saturday and Friday, heightening concerns about the collapse of the Afghan government.
All US soldiers will be evacuated from the country by the end of August, according to President Biden.
NATO partners have also pulled out of Afghanistan, allowing the Taliban to take control of much of the country.
They are now focusing their efforts on provincial capitals across Afghanistan, after initially conquering rural areas.
The Taliban took Kunduz and Sar-e-Pul, the capitals of the Kunduz and Sar-e-Pul provinces, respectively, in northern Afghanistan on Sunday.
Later, they expanded their victories by taking Taloqan, Takhar province’s capital.
The Taliban’s current string of successes began on Friday, when they took control of Zaranj, their first major city in several years.
They then took Sheberghan, the provincial capital of the northern Jowzjan province, on Saturday.
Five Afghan cities are currently under Taliban control, the highest number since the Taliban were ousted from power in 2001 by a US-led assault.
Except for the city airport, the Taliban have taken control of the whole city of Kunduz, which has a population of roughly 375,000 people.
A resident described the event as “complete mayhem” as the group’s flag was raised above its major square.
Herat, Lashkar Gah, and Kandahar have all been targeted by Taliban insurgents.
Many consider the latter, Afghanistan’s second largest city, to be the Taliban’s birthplace.
However, majority of the group’s recent victories have occurred in the north, away from their Pashtun heartlands in the south.
When the US invaded in 2001, some of the seized territories were still under the authority of the Northern Alliance, an anti-Taliban force.
US airstrikes, which hammered Taliban positions in Lashkar Gah on Sunday, aided Afghan forces.
According to the Afghan Defense Ministry, these attacks killed 54 Taliban members and injured another 23.
There are unsubstantiated claims that the bombardment destroyed a health clinic and a school.
Lashkar Gah is the capital of Helmand province, where tens of thousands of British forces fought the Taliban for years before being forced to evacuate.
“US forces have undertaken several air strikes in defense of our Afghan partners in recent days,” Major Nicole Ferrara, a spokesman for the American Central Command, said in a statement. Donald Trump negotiated a peace accord with the Taliban in. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”