How much of Afghanistan is controlled by Taliban?

How much of Afghanistan is controlled by Taliban?

Summer 2021 Taliban Takeover The Taliban had also come to control significant territory: in October 2018, the last time the U.S. government made such data publicly available, the group controlled or contested as much as 40% of Afghanistan and the group continued to make gradual gains in subsequent years.

Are Afghan forces still fighting Taliban?

The Pentagon has said there are no military or security forces from the Afghan regime still operating as functioning units in the fight against the Taliban.

Did the Taliban capture Kandahar?

Kandahar was where the Taliban movement had originated and where its power base was located, so it was assumed that capturing Kandahar would be difficult….Fall of Kandahar.

Date 22 November – 9 December 2001 (2 weeks and 3 days)
Result Coalition victory

Did Taliban take Herat?

After fighting started in the city around the end of July, the Taliban launched a significant attack on 30 July, shutting down the Herat International Airport and temporarily taking the road leading to the airport….Fall of Herat.

Date 28 July – 13 August 2021
Result Taliban victory Surrender of Afghan army’s 207th Corps

Who are the Taliban?

The Taliban is a Sunni Islamist nationalist and pro-Pashtun movement founded in the early 1990s that ruled most of Afghanistan from 1996 until October 2001. The movement’s founding nucleus—the word “Taliban” is Pashto for “students”—was composed of peasant farmers and men studying Islam in Afghan and Pakistani madrasas, or religious schools.

Where are the Taliban fighting in Afghanistan?

Afghan security personnel take a position during fighting between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Herat province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 3, 2021. Who are the Taliban?

What is the US-Taliban peace deal?

After years of negotiations, the Taliban and the Trump administration finally signed a peace deal in 2020. The US agreed to withdraw troops and release some 5,000 Taliban prisoners, while the Taliban agreed to take steps to prevent any group or individual, including al Qaeda, from using Afghanistan to threaten the security of the US or its allies.

What happened to the Afghan Special Forces in Afghanistan?

Taliban fighters executed nearly two dozen unarmed members of the Afghan special forces, mowing down the soldiers in a town market after they surrendered when they ran out of ammunition, shocking new video shows.