Afghanistan battles emboldened Taliban as country prepares for US withdrawal

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  • Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Afghanistan battles emboldened Taliban as country prepares for US withdrawal” – below is their description.

    The Taliban has warned the US not to establish new bases in the region after American forces withdraw from Afghanistan in the next few months.

    The demand shows how confident the Taliban has become now the US has decided to pull out unconditionally.

    Afghan government forces are struggling to repel hundreds of daily Taliban attacks, and the spectre of a return to all out civil war now looms over the country.

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    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    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.

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