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Afghanistan’s 4th largest city falls to Taliban


Taliban terrorists have wrested control of Mazar-e-Sharif, the fourth largest city of Afghanistan, after days of heavy fighting between terrorists and Afghan forces.
Several videos have emerged on social media showing Afghan soldiers fleeing Mazar-e-Sharif.
Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Balkh province, was the last major city in northern Afghanistan, marking the complete loss of the country’s north to the Taliban as the terrorists appear on the verge of a full military takeover.
With the fall of Mazar-i-Sharif, the only two major cities left under government control are Kabul and Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar Province in the eastern part of the country.
“Chaotic scenes in parts of Mazari Sharif, Afghan soldiers were seen fleeing. One resident told me, there is panic, fear and chances of clashes inside the city,” Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwary tweeted.
“‘All Afghan forces have fled the city of Mazari Sharif and are now at Hayratan port on the border with Uzbekistan. The city of Mazari Sharif has fallen into the hands of Taliban.’ Multiple residents and a government official tells me,” the journalist further tweeted.
The Taliban has made major advances in recent days capturing key provincial capitals in the last few days. The terror group now control about 20 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces.

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