Afghanistan Updates August 15 Latest News: It looks like 1996 all over again but with a difference. The latest reports coming from Afghanistan suggest that Taliban forces have entered the capital city of Kabul. FE Online has learnt that since morning, there was a strong buzz about Taliban ‘infiltrators entering the city. Now, the latest updates say that the Taliban fighters took over the city riding scooters! This shows that there was almost zero resistance from the Afghan government forces. The BBC says that the Taliban, meanwhile, has issued a statement saying that its fighters are still on the borders of Kabul as the consultations are underway. It should be noted that all this is happening while around 3,000 US troops are in Kabul overseeing the crucial evacuation of its staff and other members of the allied forces. Days after the US announced that it would withdraw its forces after staying in the war-torn nation for 20 years, the Taliban forces began taking control of cities, at times without any resistance whatsoever. In the latest development, Mazar-e-Sharif, one of the key areas also came under Taliban control. If we look at the geography, Taliban forces have surrounded Kabul. Many say that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani faces tough choices between intense battle or abject surrender.
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