The Taliban have reportedly seized the Afghan metropolis of Kunduz, the third provincial capital the group has overtaken in as many days.
Kunduz is a key metropolis, militarily and politically, and its fall highlights the swiftness of the Taliban’s advance within the wake of the U.S. troop withdrawal. It additionally additional means that the Biden administration’s slim hopes of holding alive a tenuous deal between the Trump administration and the Taliban that sought to pave the best way for a everlasting ceasfire are lifeless, The Los Angeles Instances‘ David Cloud writes.
Though the U.S. is pulling out of Afghanistan, the navy did goal the Taliban with airstrikes in hopes of slowing the group’s offensive, however that too suggests the peace course of is dwindling. Bloomberg‘s Eltaf Najafizada writes that it is attainable the strikes might power the Taliban again into talks in the event that they undergo a major navy setback, however it might additionally result in a fair “deadlier struggle” as soon as the U.S. has totally exited the nation.
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