Taliban threaten 70% of Afghanistan, BBC finds

Source: BBC News

By Shoaib Sharifi and Louise Adamou

Taliban fighters, whom US-led forces spent billions of dollars trying to defeat, are now openly active in 70% of Afghanistan, a BBC study has found.

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Months of research across the country shows that the Taliban now control or threaten much more territory than when foreign combat troops left in 2014.

The Afghan government played down the report, saying it controls most areas.

But recent attacks claimed by Taliban and Islamic State group militants have killed scores in Kabul and elsewhere.

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3 replies

  1. Well, the USA will be happy. It gives them a reason to stay in Afghanistan indefinately. All going according to plan. Destabilization and Destruction can continue …

  2. Of course Taliban and its supporters are not happy the existence of USA in Afghanistan, but most Afghanistan people who want to live in peace, happiness and prosperity want USA to protect them from terrorist or Taliban.
    Afghanistan really need help from USA . America is a generous people who want to help who need.

    God bless America and Afghanistan
    All ❤️

    • reality: those who were harmed by Taliban dislike them and those who were harmed by USA dislike them. Naturally. Both sides create lots of civilian casualties. War is stupid. Civil war is stupid. The US policy of destabilization and destruction is stupid. In fact in Afghanistan the USA proves to be equal to the Taliban. (well, 30% only).

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