KABUL: The Taliban have entered Kandahar after a fierce battle.
According to Afghan media, the Taliban managed to enter Kandahar city after fierce resistance, while the government imposed a night curfew in Kandahar and the telephone service was completely suspended.
The Taliban prisoners in Kandahar prison were transferred to another jail by the Afghan government.
Yesterday, the governor of Kandahar alleged that some people in Kabul paved the way for the Taliban’s takeover of Kandahar and 10 to 12 checkpoints were vacated on a telephone call from these people. Which was captured by the Taliban without any resistance.
He said that politically the Taliban have taken over Kandahar city but the fighting is not over yet and the names of those sitting in Kabul who have sided with the Taliban will be revealed soon.
On the other hand, fierce fighting continues for the capture of Taloqan, the capital of Takhar, while the Afghan government has claimed to have liberated Sheikh Ali district of Parwan province and Kamhard district of Bamyan from the Taliban and killed 280 Taliban.
Meanwhile, the US military has handed over three Black Hawk helicopters to Afghan forces. On the other hand, according to a report by CNN, the last stop of the Afghan Taliban will be in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
According to Arab media, CNN has claimed in its report that according to the latest survey of American intelligence, the speed and advancement of the Taliban movement in Afghanistan is more than expected. CNN warns that the Afghan Taliban’s rapid rise could destabilize the country.
According to the report of the broadcaster, US intelligence reports have warned that the Afghan Taliban movement will probably take control of a large part of the country soon after the withdrawal of US forces.
The CNN report says that Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, will be the last stop of the Taliban movement.