More than 100 Afghan districts are now in Taliban control

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  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “More than 100 Afghan districts are now in Taliban control” – below is their description.

    The Taliban has been steadily taking control of districts across Afghanistan.

    Al Jazeera has confirmed that more than 100 districts across 20 provinces are now in the Taliban’s control.

    Nader Nadery from the Afghan negotiating committee says the government will not collapse as a result of the Taliban’s recent territorial gains.

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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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