Afghanistan War: Army Chief Replaced as Taliban Seize Cities

August 12, 2021

Afghanistan War: Army Chief Replaced as Taliban Seize More Cities

The Middle East has turned into a war zone once again, with the United States removing troops from many areas. In the Afghanistan war, things are starting to become extremely dangerous for people in the area. Taliban militants are continuing to take over cities, which is like what developed before United States troops were deployed after 9/11.

Details of the Insurgency in Afghanistan War

In Afghanistan, the insurgency has taken control of ten of the country’s 34 provincial capitals. The Taliban has plans to interject their presence in every capital over a short period. On Thursday, the Taliban announced that they gained Ghazni city, which is on the road to the capital.

The capital is Kabul, and the Taliban is rapidly gaining enough insurgents to control the country. Afghan officials are doing their part to save the nation, but there is fear that the Taliban is too strong.

This week, President Ashraf Ghani flew to Mazar-i-Sharif, where the Taliban is gaining steam to support the nation’s military. Ghani removed the country’s army chief, who was hired in June because of his poor leadership ability.

Although American forces have supported Afghanistan forces for years, so the former chief did not have much luck since taking the job. The military successor will have to encounter a lot of developing problems.

Ghani is currently searching for a new military chief because the wasted time is allowing the Taliban to succeed. The Taliban has been very aggressive since the United States left the nation.

According to the United Nations, there have been over 1,000 civilians killed in Afghanistan over the past month. The nation’s president is working with the national military, but he is also willing to help armed pro-government militia.

In the Afghanistan war, many groups do not fight for the nation but support the government. They could be utilized to attack the Taliban in an under-the-radar manner, helping the Afghanistan forces take control.

The Importance of Mazar-i-Sharif

The Taliban has started in the northern portion of the nation on its way to the capital. Mazar-i-Sharif is a key city that the Afghans need to control, or they will lose their presence in the north. Mazar-i-Sharif borders Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, so these countries are willing to help, but the Taliban’s strength is overwhelming.

Kunduz is another northern city where the Taliban has overridden the city. Afghanistan military forces attempted to hold back the insurgency, but they were forced to retreat before surrendering. The Taliban has taken over the airport in Kunduz, which was necessary for troops to travel to different sectors of the nation.

Without the airport, it will make things very tough for the Afghanistan military to secure the north once Mazar-i-Sharif is surrendered. The goal is to maintain Mazar-i-Sharif, but all indications show that this will not be possible.

Other reports from local media have declared that the Taliban has taken over multiple prisons in the northern province. The prisoners will turn into insurgency forces if they do not already support the Taliban. The middle of the country still belongs to the government, but the insurgency has swarmed the borders.

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