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 Talibãs ocupam áreas de fronteira infographic
A infografia mostra os últimos desenvolvimentos e o controlo dos distritos afegãos.


Talibãs capturam importante psto na fronteira com o Irão

By Jordi Bou

July 9, 2021 - Combatentes talibãs varreram áreas de fronteira com cinco países nos
últimos dias nos seus rápidos avanços após a retirada dos EUA que o Presidente Biden que estaria concluída a 31 de agosto.

The Taliban have captured a major border crossing between Afghanistan and Iran, according to Afghan officials. The Islam Qala crossing is one of the biggest trade gateways into Iran, generating an estimated $20m monthly revenue for the government.

It was the third border crossing the insurgents have taken in the past week, after previously seizing crossings with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The development came as President Joe Biden said the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on Aug. 31.

The Taliban wins have caused some countries to close their consulates in the region, while Tajikistan has called up reservists to reinforce that country’s southern border with Afghanistan.

Since mid-April, when Biden announced the end to Afghanistan’s “forever war,” the Taliban have made strides throughout the country.

Their most significant gains have been in the north, a traditional stronghold of the U.S.-allied warlords who helped defeat the Taliban in 2001. In Badakhshan province, many districts fell without a fight. The consulates of Turkey and Russia have reportedly closed in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, and Afghanistan’s fourth-largest city.

PUBLISHED: 09/07/2021; STORY: Graphic News