Captain Brian Harris, U.S. Army via Wikimedia Commona

The Taliban easily captured a key provincial capital on Friday while at almost the same time they managed to assassinate a key government official.

As Axios reports:


The Taliban captured the city of Zaranj, the capital of Nimruz province in southwest Afghanistan, government officials announced Friday, according to the New York Times.

Why it matters: Zaranj, which has at least 50,000 residents, is the first provincial capital to fall under Taliban control since President Biden announced a military withdrawal from Afghanistan, which has coincided with large territorial gains by the insurgent group and a sharp uptick in violence.

The big picture: The Taliban also assassinated the director of Afghanistan’s government media and information center on Friday in the capital of Kabul, the latest in a series of attacks against government officials.

In recent days the Taliban have also moved in on other important cities like Lashkar Gar. US intelligence assessments have warned that the US-backed government in Kabul could fall in as little as six months.




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Dan Tyree
Dan Tyree
1 year ago

They will get stronger and attack America again. And retard joe will own it

Common Sense
Common Sense
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

It won’t be reported

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
1 year ago
Reply to  Common Sense

Nothing is being reported since this senile invader set foot in the WH. After all his gaffes and unconstitutional decisions and laws all they could concentrate on was who wore the beige suit the best? OBUMMER or joe?
The media is completely in the tank for this administration and they’re not hiding it.
True enemies of the people!

David Baker
David Baker
1 year ago
Reply to  Dan Tyree

I doubt that. In any case, we should strive to distance ourselves from these foreign entanglements. The reason people in those countries dislike America is because we’ve been finagling their political processes, and these shenanigans are not going to benefit rank and file Americans. What our government is doing to those people in our name is shameful. Let them hash out their differences, and focus our government functions on our sovereignty, energy independence, border security and economic prosperity.

Bill
Bill
1 year ago
Reply to  David Baker

Very succinct and Eloquent, David. You are Obviously educated….. Now get out of the ‘70’s. The World has been FLAT for a Looong time now. EVERYTHING is Global. As Mr. Hemingway put it, “ask not for whom the bell tolls…. it tolls for thee.” EVERYTHING that happens ANYWHERE in the World…. affects EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD.

Ronald Q Chung
Ronald Q Chung
1 year ago

Taliban will be 100% in control before end of 2021. Remember Vietnam after US left ? Comes as no surprise. …..

Kent
Kent
1 year ago
Reply to  Ronald Q Chung

joey helped that become a reality when he voted to stop the US Air Force’s support of ARVN units… the ARVN pushed 250,000+ attackers out in 73, but in 74 the coward democrat KKK scum bags like criminal jo trashed out allies and schitt on the men and women from many countries that fought and died there… joey was doing the ccp’s bidding even that long ago ..

Jim
Jim
1 year ago
Reply to  Ronald Q Chung

Absolutely my thoughts exactly . There is no agreement with the taliban only a stall on their part and stupidity on the US and Afghan part . Why after all these years of training can’t a froce strong enough to contain and defeat the taliban be fielded .

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Need some carpet bombing runs on Taliban sites

Kent
Kent
1 year ago

need a commander in chief instead of a commie puppet in the oral office

Bill
Bill
1 year ago

Repeat after me.
PARKING LOT time.
LATE is Always FAR better than Never.

formermarine
formermarine
1 year ago

Carpet bomb with 10 nukes about 30 miles apart would be a great thing