- Taliban has caught another significant city of Mazar-I-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, leaving just Kabul and Jalalabad.
- Afghan writer Bilal Sarwary tweeted that there were turbulent scenes in pieces of Mazar-I-Sharif, and Afghan fighters were seen escaping.
- Countless individuals from across Afghanistan have taken shelter in Kabul and live in tents or the open in the city.
Taliban has caught another significant city of Mazar-I-Sharif in northern Afghanistan, leaving just Kabul and Jalalabad, as Afghan powers and state army supporting the public authority evaded, as per reports.
In articulation, the Taliban said the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) “will, as usual, ensure their life, property and respect and establish a tranquil and secure climate for its cherished country,” as per Reuters.
The Sunni Pashtun bunch said its fast gains showed it was prevalently acknowledged by individuals and consoled Afghans and outsiders that they would not be hurt.
“They are strutting on their vehicles and motorbikes, terminating into the air in the festival,” Atiqullah Ghayor, a Mazar-I-Sharif occupant, was cited as saying by AFP.
Afghan writer Bilal Sarwary tweeted that there were turbulent scenes in pieces of Mazar-I-Sharif, and Afghan fighters were seen escaping. “One inhabitant advised me, there is frenzy, dread and odds of conflicts inside the city,” Sarwary said.
Reuters detailed referring to commonplace authorities that Taliban contenders entered Mazar-I-Sharif essentially unopposed as security powers got away up the expressway to adjoining Uzbekistan.
A few recordings via online media showed Afghan armed force vehicles and men in outfits on the iron extension between Afghanistan’s Hairatan and Uzbekistan.
Warlords Atta Mohammad Noor and Abdul Rashid Dostum, the compelling state army pioneers supporting the public authority, additionally escaped, a few reports said. Noor said via online media that the Taliban had been given control of the Balkh area, where Mazar-I-Sharif is situated, due to a “connivance.”
Before the fall of Mazar-I-Sharif was affirmed, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani tended to the country and consoled individuals that his administration will forestall further brutality and guarantee that steadiness is kept up with.
On Wednesday, Ghani had travelled to Mazar-e-Sharif to energize the city’s safeguards and met with a few civilian army administrators, including Dostum and Noor.
On Saturday, Ghani additionally held discussions with nearby pioneers and global accomplices, including US secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The US state division said that Ghani and Blinken talked about earnest endeavours to cut down brutality in Afghanistan.
A few Western nations are clearing their international haven staff, residents and Afghans who had worked for them from Kabul as the hardline Islamist fear-based oppressors have moved through the country as of late as US-drove powers pulled out.
President Joe Biden said on Saturday he was approving the arrangement of 5,000 soldiers to assist with emptying residents and guarantee a “precise and safe” withdrawal of the US military workforce.
UK media reports indicate that the British minister will leave the country by Sunday evening, UK media detailed. They said the United Kingdom, which was sending 600 soldiers, accelerated the takeoff of Britons.
Countless individuals from across Afghanistan have taken shelter in Kabul and live in tents or the open in the city. But, as the battling has heightened, it has raised feelings of dread of an evacuee emergency and a rollback of gains in basic liberties, particularly for ladies.
Muzhda, a solitary lady who escaped to Kabul with her two sisters from close by Parwan, said she was alarmed. “I’m crying day and night. If the Taliban come and power me to wed, I will end it all,” she told AFP.