Menace, Negotiation, Attack: The Taleban take more District Centres across Afghanistan

The Afghan government has continued to lose district centres to the Taleban. By our reckoning, the insurgents have gained control of almost 200 district centres since 1 May, most of them since mid-June. Added to the ones they already controlled, that puts the insurgents in charge of just over half of all Afghanistan’s district centres. In a detailed new map published today, the Taleban’s apparent strategy becomes clearer: an initial push in the north, where resistance to their rule in the late 1990s/early 2000s was strongest, a focus on border crossings and other lucrative locations, and an avoidance so far of provincial capitals and of eastern areas which border Pakistan.

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Afghanistan Analysts Network. AAN
Upphovsdat:
2021-07-16
Dokumentnr:
45705
 
Referens:
Afghanistan Analysts Network. AAN,
Menace, Negotiation, Attack: The Taleban take more District Centres across Afghanistan,
2021-07-16
 

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Afghanistan, Afghaner, Talibaner, Väpnad konflikt, Väpnade grupper, Kabul, Taliban