Taliban captures three more provincial capitals in Afghanistan and a local army headquarters in a blitz at country’s northeast., Now they are controlling some two-thirds of the nation as the US and NATO finalize their withdrawal after its decades-long war there.
The fall of of Badakhshan and Baghlan provinces put increasing pressure on the country’s central government to stem the tide of the advance. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani rushed to Balkh province, already surrounded by Taliban captured territory, to help pushing back the insurgents from warlords linked to allegations of abomination.
Thousands left their homes to escape battles that have taken over their towns and villages. Families have flowed into the capital, Kabul, living in parks and road side with little food or water.