Taliban seizes key districts in Afghanistan as gov’t forces flee | Al Jazeera Breakdown
Published on Jul 5, 2021
Taliban captures districts in Badakhshan and Kandahar provinces as Afghan troops flee into neighbouring Tajikistan.
The Taliban’s march through northern Afghanistan has gained further momentum with the capture of several districts from fleeing Afghan forces, several hundred of whom fled across the border into Tajikistan, officials said.
More than 300 Afghan military personnel crossed from Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province as Taliban fighters advanced towards the border, Tajikistan’s State Committee for National Security said in a statement on Sunday. The Afghan troops crossed over at about 6:30pm local time on Saturday.
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