Kabul: Hours after US President Joe Biden ordered his troops to drag out of the war-torn nation, the Taliban on Friday claimed to be accountable for 85 p.c of Afghanistan’s territory.
The Taliban claimed that its fighters had seized the border city of Islam Qala, thereby finishing an arc of territory from the Iranian border to the frontier with China.
A delegation of Taliban officers in Moscow stated that they managed round 250 of Afghanistan’s 398 districts.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid too confirmed the identical and stated that the Islam Qala border crossing was “under our full control”.
In the meantime, the Afghan authorities officers in Kabul stated: “efforts are underway to recapture the site”.
“All Afghan security forces including the border units are present in the area, and efforts are underway to recapture the site,” AFP quoted Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian as saying.
This came as the US President had earlier said that his country’s military mission would end on August 31.
Biden, however, admitted it was “highly unlikely” Kabul would be capable to management all the nation.
“The status quo is not an option,” he stated, including that he would “not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan”.
The US President stated the Afghan folks alone ought to decide their future.