Afghan residents in Herat speak about their fears
03 August 2021 | 12:30 pm
Herat residents are worried about the situation in the western Afghan city. With the exit of US-led foreign forces in Afghanistan near completion, the Taliban has ramped up its offensive, capturing half the country's districts and border crossings and encircling several provincial capitals.
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