27 May 2021

Afghanistan battles emboldened Taliban as country prepares for US withdrawal

International Editor

The Taliban has warned the US not to establish new bases in the region after American forces withdraw from Afghanistan in the next few months.
The demand shows how confident the Taliban has become now the US has decided to pull out unconditionally.

Afghan government forces are struggling to repel hundreds of daily Taliban attacks, and the spectre of a return to all out civil war now looms over the country.