As More Cities Fall in Afghanistan, Taliban Gain Ground on Half of the Country’s Provincial Capitals

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Currents News Staff

Taliban now controls half of Afghanistan’s provincial capitals, a CNN analysis shows.

Four more cities fell to Taliban rules on Thursday night and Friday Aug. 13, and several more are surrounded or under siege.

The second biggest city, Kandahar, fell to Taliban fighters this Friday morning.

They claim to control the governor’s office and police headquarters.

CNN’s analysis is based on Taliban claims, confirmation by government and provincial officials, and visual evidence from the cities that have been taken over.