The Taliban completed their sweep of the country’s south on Friday.
The militant group has taken four more provincial capitals in a lightning offensive that has brought them closer to the capital Kabul. In just the last 24 hours, the country’s second-and third-largest cities – Herat in the west and Kandahar in the south – have fallen to the insurgents as has the capital of the southern province of Helmand, where American, British, and NATO forces fought some of the bloodiest battles of the conflict. To discuss the unfolding events in Afghanistan, we are now joined by Mabrur Ahmed from the U.K. Based non-profitable, non-political, international grassroots human rights charity group, Restless Beings, in London.
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