A year and a half since U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad brokered a "peace agreement" between the United States and Taliban leaders, there is no peace in Afghanistan. Instead of negotiating a power-sharing deal with the Afghan government, the Taliban have unleashed a military onslaught to take power by force, seizing on the withdrawal of U.S. troops as their moment of opportunity. As Afghanistan plunged into chaos in recent days, with civilians flooding into Kabul, the capital, to escape the advancing Taliban , Khalilzad made a last-ditch bid to try to stop the bloodletting. But as he conferred with diplomats from Russia, China and other world powers in Doha, Qatar, this week, the Taliban seized more territory and overran the cities of Herat in the west and Kandahar in the south. In Washington, the Pentagon announced plans to deploy 3,000 troops to Kabul airport to oversee the evacuation of dozens of staff from the U.S. Embassy. Taliban captures 2 key cities amid US evacuation from Afghanistan Aug. 13, 2021 02:00 Although Khalilzad has said repeatedly there is no military solution to the conflict, the Taliban have concluded otherwise. "For Taliban military commanders in the field, they sense victory and they're… Read full this story
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