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Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Afghan gov’t struggles to counter sweeping Taliban advances” – below is their description.
Tajikistan is deploying thousands of reserve soldiers to protect its border with Afghanistan where the Taliban has been fast capturing more territory.
The Afghan government in Kabul has said that the areas recently seized by the Taliban will soon be retaken in a counteroffensive.
Over the last six days, the Taliban took control of 36 districts, or 10 percent of the country.
This was the picture on Monday.
The Taliban has doubled the number of districts it controls since May 1 when US forces started their final withdrawal, a move now more than 90 percent complete.
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle reports.
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In This Story: Afghanistan
Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.