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Subject:  Revisiting Afghanistan Withdrawal Date:  6/23/2021  11:28 AM
Author:  tjscott0 Number:  96160 of 96847
The Afghan government on Tuesday said that the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) recaptured three strategic districts from the Taliban: Balkh district in Balkh, Dushi district in Baghlan and Ali Abad district in Kunduz.
However, local sources said that over the past 24 hours the Taliban has captured several districts from the ANDSF in the country.
The districts which fell to the Taliban are Gul Tapa, Ali Abad and Chahardara districts in Kunduz, Baghlan-e-Markazi and Nahrain districts in Baghlan, Khamab and Qarqin districts in Jawzjan, Jaghato in Maidan Wardak, Lajmangal and Ahmadkhel in Paktia, Shajoy in Zabul, Maiwand in Kandahar and Choora in Uruzgan.
In the northern part of the country, fighting continues in these provincial capitals: Kunduz city in Kunduz, Maimana in Faryab, Taluqan in Takhar, Pul-e-Khumri in Baghlan and Sar-e-Pul city in Sar-e-Pul.

“If the central government does not take action, we will lose Samkanai, Janikhel and all of Paktia,” said Taj Mohammad Mangal, a member of Paktia's provincial council.
“All problems will be resolved very soon,” said Ajmal Omar Shinwari, a spokesman for the ANDSF.

Hm sounds like reports coming out the now extinct S Vietnam back in the day. Similar situation-corrupt US client state-ghost soldiers-remaining soldiers have poor morale unwilling to fight & die for their corrupt leadership.

US response:
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby on Monday suggested that the US is considering slowing down the pace of the Afghanistan withdrawal due to gains made by the Taliban in recent fighting against the Afghan government.
Confirmed here:

I can see the plan here. US troops linger. Taliban fed up with infidels remaining, violating their promise to leave much earlier. Some American soldiers are killed. US government claims this must not stand and decides to remain to combat the violent Taliban. Besides it would be embarrassing to have your client state fall within a month or two after you had left especially after spending billions on it.
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