Key Afghan cities on brink of Taliban takeover as US and NATO troops pull out | ITV News

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Key cities in Afghanistan are under threat of being overrun by the Taliban as American and NATO forces complete their withdrawal.

Taliban fighters assaulted at least three key cities – Kandahar, Herat and Helmand Province’s capital Lashkar Gah – a state of affairs the Afghan president said is due to the United States’ decision to pull out.

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