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US says it is up to Afghans to defend country as Taliban take more territory

Afghanistan Kunduz tanks

Kabul, AfghanistanReuters The United States said it was up to Afghan security forces to defend the country after Taliban militants captured a sixth provincial capital on Monday, along with border towns and trade routes. President Joe Biden has said the US military mission in Afghanistan will end on 31st August, arguing that the Afghan people […]

Resurgent Taliban take provincial capital, kill Afghan government spokesman

Afghanistan hill overlooking Kabul

Kabul, AfghanistanReuters Taliban insurgents captured an Afghan provincial capital and killed the government’s senior media officer in Kabul on Friday amid a deteriorating security situation as US and other foreign troops withdraw. A police spokesman in southern Nimroz province said the capital Zaranj had fallen to the hardline Islamists because of a lack of reinforcements […]