August 8, 2021 10:22:25 pm
Provincial Afghan lawmakers say the Taliban have taken control of another provincial capital, the fourth to fall into insurgent hands in less than a week, in a punishing blow to government forces.
The Taliban forces overran Taleqan, the capital of the northern Takhar province on Sunday, capturing the final areas it hadn’t previously controlled after a monthslong siege, the two lawmakers from the province said.
Takhar has particular significance for the anti-Taliban northern alliance fighters who joined the U.S.-led coalition to oust the religious militia in 2001.
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