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27 Jun 2021
As fighting between government forces and the Taliban rages across Afghanistan, a covert militia is also engaging the insurgents in fierce battles in the southern province of Helmand. The Sangorians, named after a popular Turkish television soap about an undercover security force, dress similarly to the Taliban and even boast dozens of disillusioned insurgents in their ranks.
25 Jun 2021
The Taliban are gaining control of more territories in Afghanistan and could soon advance toward Kabul. Can Ashraf Ghani convince US President Joe Biden to keep backing his government even after the troop withdrawal?
23 Jun 2021
The Taliban continues to take over districts across Afghanistan as the US and its NATO allies continue a military pullout. The UN has warned that provincial capital cities could soon fall into the hands of militants.
20 Jun 2021
Since the beginning of NATO's official troop withdrawal from Afghanistan on May 1, the Islamist militant group has taken over at least 27 districts from Afghan forces, and the number is rapidly increasing.
17 Jun 2021
Indian media suggest that New Delhi has opened a channel of communication with the Afghan Taliban. DW analyzes what prompted the government to engage with a group that it considers terrorist.
13 Jun 2021
Scores of Afghan troops have been killed or wounded as the Taliban step up attacks amid a withdrawal of foreign forces.
13 Jun 2021
People who worked with foreign forces should stay in Afghanistan after NATO troops leave, the Taliban has said. Many are looking to leave the country out of fear of repercussions.
12 Jun 2021
The Afghan interior ministry has said that the Taliban are responsible for attacking dozens of mine clearers. The violence took place in a region north of Kabul that has seen heavy fighting recently.
7 Jun 2021
Scores of civilians and Afghan troops are dead, missing and wounded following multiple attacks.
28 May 2021
Afghan forces clash with Taliban fighters in a provincial capital about 120 kilometres (75 miles) from Kabul.
22 May 2021
Government and Taliban forces have clashed in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, eclipsing a largely upheld three-day ceasefire during an Islamic holiday.
15 May 2021
Just hours before the Taliban announced a cease-fire to mark the end of Ramadan, at least 11 people died in a bomb attack on a bus in the southern Zabul province.

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