Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Taliban captures key Afghan border crossing with Iran

Taliban seized control of a key areas in western Afghanistan which includes an important border crossing with Iran, Afghan security officials said, as the armed group continues its rapid military advances around the country.

In the last seven days, the Taliban has overrun areas bordering five countries – Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, China and Pakistan – as foreign forces end their 20-year intervention and the domestic security situation deteriorates.

According to Al Jazeera, the two senior security officials told Reuters news agency on condition of anonymity that the Islam Qala border crossing with Iran, located in Herat province, had fallen to the Taliban and that Afghan security and customs officials had fled across the border.

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