The United States worried about the offensive of the Taliban in Afghanistan

The Pentagon says the US is following the Taliban offensive in Afghanistan with concern

The United States worried about the offensive of the Taliban in Afghanistan

The United States worried about the offensive of the Taliban in Afghanistan

Xeberinvar.com reports that-The United States is watching with concern the escalating violence in Afghanistan and the advance of the radical Taliban *, urging the Afghan leadership to use its capabilities to defend the country, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Sunday .

 

“We are, of course, with deep concern watching the deteriorating security situation, the rise in violence, which is at a very high level, and the Taliban * offensive in Afghanistan. We are aware of this,” Kirby told Fox News .

According to him, the United States "is working with Afghan partners, encouraging them to use the opportunities that (Washington) know they have." "It's high time they step up and do just that," said a spokesman for the US defense department.

In Afghanistan, there is a confrontation between government forces and the Taliban, who have seized significant territories in rural areas and launched an offensive against large cities. The escalation comes amid the withdrawal of American troops, which Washington has promised to complete by 9/11.

On Friday, July 9, there were reports that the Taliban entered Kandahar, the administrative center of the province of the same name and the largest city in southern Afghanistan, with battles. Earlier in the day, it was reported that, in addition to the already captured border crossings into Tajikistan, Taliban * militants took control of the checkpoints on the border with Iran and Turkmenistan. At the same time, the official representative of the political office of the movement, Muhammad Naim, told RIA Novosti that the countries neighboring Afghanistan do not have to worry about security at their borders. In addition, the Taliban promised that the border crossings of Afghanistan with neighboring countries will work as usual.

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