What is the Taliban offensive?

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What is the Taliban offensive?

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The Taliban’s offensive against the Afghan government, which began back in May, accelerated dramatically in the last 10 days, leading to the group taking complete control of the country. 

As of August 13th, the Islamist military group only held 132 of Afghanistan’s 398 districts, according to BBC research. But three days later, capital city Kabul had fallen and the figure had risen to 391 districts, with just 7 remaining contested.

Meanwhile the UNrefugees.org charity organisation reports that 390,000 Afghans have been displaced since May alone, and 80% of them are women or children. Families have been forced to flee their towns and villages, desperate to save themselves from the Taliban by any means necessary. Footage of chaotic scenes at Kabul airport has emerged.

How did the offensive begin? Who are the Taliban? How did the Taliban advance so quickly? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!

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What is the Taliban offensive? Thanks for asking!

The Taliban’s offensive against the Afghan government, which began back in May, accelerated dramatically in the last 10 days, leading to the group taking complete control of the country. 

As of August 13th, the Islamist military group only held 132 of Afghanistan’s 398 districts, according to BBC research. But three days later, capital city Kabul had fallen and the figure had risen to 391 districts, with just 7 remaining contested.

Meanwhile the UNrefugees.org charity organisation reports that 390,000 Afghans have been displaced since May alone, and 80% of them are women or children. Families have been forced to flee their towns and villages, desperate to save themselves from the Taliban by any means necessary. Footage of chaotic scenes at Kabul airport has emerged.

How did the offensive begin? Who are the Taliban? How did the Taliban advance so quickly? In under 3 minutes, we answer your questions!

To listen to the last episodes, you can click here:

What is sexsomnia?

What is the IPCC report?

What is rape culture?

A podcast written and realised by Joseph Chance.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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