Following two weeks of fighting, the Afghan Taliban have captured two more provincial capitals after Kandahar and Helmand.
According to Afghan media, the Afghan Taliban have entered the central city of Logar province, Pul-e-Alami, and have taken control of the Governor’s House and the police headquarters.
The Afghan Taliban have also claimed control of Ghor province, while fierce clashes continue in Oruzgan province.
Earlier, the Taliban had also taken control of Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province. According to the international media, after the capture by the Taliban, the Afghan army personnel have left Lashkar Gah by helicopter, while 200 Afghan forces personnel have also surrendered.
It should be noted that the Taliban captured Helmand in less than 24 hours after taking control of Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second most important city.
The capture of Kandahar is being hailed as a major Taliban victory. The city was once a stronghold of the Taliban. And a strategically important city as a major commercial center.
The Taliban are advancing rapidly in various cities and provinces of Afghanistan. The Afghan cities of Ghazni and Herat have also been captured by the Taliban. The total number of Taliban-held provinces has risen to 12.
According to foreign media, the Taliban are only 130 kilometers away from the Afghan capital Kabul. The Taliban now control much of northern Afghanistan and about a third of the country’s provincial capitals.
The Taliban’s advance in Afghanistan has accelerated over the past few days, capturing 12 key cities in one week.