Taliban

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There are active discussions about a further drawdown of the US embassy in Kabul among State Department officials, according to two sources familiar with the discussions, as the Taliban continues to gain ground in Afghanistan. ...
Afghanistan’s foreign minister called for international sanctions to be reimposed on Taliban leaders and warned of a threat to international peace and security as the insurgents took another provincial capital and civilians fled to Kabul. ...
Andrea Mitchell is joined by NBC’s Kelly Cobiella, live from Kabul, and retired Four Star General Barry McCaffrey to discuss the Taliban seizing Afghan cities, following the US withdrawal. Gen. McCaffrey says that “some of these districts fell to a dozen Taliban fighters,” highlighting that “out there in the cities and districts the Afghan army in particular has evaporated.”  ...
A former Afghan ambassador said troops are quitting against the Taliban because they "haven't even been fed properly" by their "corrupt" government. ...

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