After taking Jalalabad, completed the encirclement of the Afghan capital Kabul by controlling all the major cities of its surroundings, the Taliban launched, Sunday (15), the offensive against the last stronghold of the Afghan central government.
The United States had already started its plan to evacuate the American diplomatic contingent in the country. Officials said fewer than 50 employees would remain in Kabul and had been moved to a safe location, with part of the team being transferred to the city’s airport. The United States also recommended that other embassies operate with limited staff.
The Taliban ordered their soldiers to avoid violence in their assault on Kabul, giving way to those who decide to leave the city and guiding the women to the protected areas demarcated by the group.
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