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The Taliban Takes Over Herat City Despite Fierce Resistance From Government Forces, Locals (Videos)

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The Taliban Takes Over Herat City Despite Fierce Resistance From Government Forces, Locals (Videos)

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On August 12, the Taliban finally took over Herat, Afghanistan’s largest city, according to the France-Press Agency (AFP).

An unnamed Afghan security official told the agency that government forces and administration officials had retreated from the northwestern city.

Afghan sources shared on social media several videos showing Taliban fighters at the center of Herat and near the city’s main Police Headquarters. One of the videos shows dozens of prisoners who were released from Herat prison by Taliban fighters.

Nearly a week ago, the Afghan army, security forces and popular resistance, led by former warlord “Lion of Herat” Mohammad Ismail Khan, repelled a large offensive by the Taliban on Herat. The group didn’t back down for too long, however.

The Taliban’s successful attack on Herat came a few hours after a similar push in the southeastern province of Ghazni. The group’s fighters captured the province’s capital, Ghazni city, which is located just 150 km away from Kabul.

Herat was the tenth provincial capital the Taliban have seized in a week. The group will likely develop its attacks even further in the upcoming few days. Afghan government forces appear to be hopeless without direct military support from the US.

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angrycitizen

So what happened to the legendary “Lion of Herat”?

Cromwell

Looks like he had his claws pulled.

G2 Man

Actually, both Iran and Russia withheld support as they now have relatively good relations with the Taliban. The current Qods Force commander General Ghaani is very astute and better strategic thinker than the legendary soldier diplomat Soleimani. General Ghaani speaks fluent Pashto and spend more than decade as a junior officer in Afghanistan, in that time he developed close ties with Pashtun resistance groups.

YankeeGoHome

Ghaani may be astute, but Soleimani built the entire axis of resistance at a grassroots level through sheer force of personality and tact. He was a proven tactician and amazing strategist.

Last edited 1 month ago by YankeeGoHome
G2 Man

Fair assessment. However Soleimani underestimated the evil capability of the Americans. Ghaani being a field operative has no such illusions. Soleimani was a soldier diplomat and was instrumental in the Russian and Iranian alliance in Syria which unlike the US failure has stood the test of time and not a single SAA company has even defected, unlike Afghanistan where whole divisions of “US and NATO trained” forces have collapsed. You are correct, leadership is the ultimate harbinger of victory and success. America is corrupt top down and picks its “allies” with the same perversion.

Last edited 1 month ago by G2 Man
S Balu

Taliban could not advance and make such gains without popular support ie logistics,food,shelter etc
What you are stating is western scare story to make GHANI as victim

S Balu

Taliban could not advance and make such gains without popular support ie logistics,food,shelter etc
What you are stating is western scare story to make GHANI as victim but in reality it is Afghan Airforce that is killing civilians

Arch Bungle

Turned out to be an alley cat …

north K

afghan puppets lack motivation and what they are fighting for. they will abandon their posts and go home. they will take off their uniforms and disguise with civilian clothes.

Last edited 1 month ago by north K
"Israel" is a terrorist NATO settler colony

All puppets know that they are really puppets. None of them ever have any will or determination to fight, because they all fight for corruption and exploitation by the Zionist States. Who wants to fight for a Zionist puppet that doesn’t really give a shit about you.

G2 Man

As I have stated earlier, the Taliban .21 are more inclusive and their success in quickly taking over the non-Pashtun Northwest demonstrates relatively high level of support from the diverse population. The same outcome is now expected in Kabul where half the ANA forces have already defected. The US and NATO are urgently sending forces to evacuate their embassies . This is very much like the fall of Saigon and another shameful episode of US abandoning thousands of collaborators and traitors to their fate. After this US defeat who in their right mind would ever cooperate with an unreliable defeated failed state like US.

YankeeGoHome

He turned out to be a senile old Goat LMFAO

G2 Man

Ashraf Ghani is a US citizen and corrupt to the core and will flee shortly.

S Balu

G2
GHANI is joining Ahson
Ahson you are extremely lucky that Apart from GHANI and Abdullah Abdullah you will be joined by Ahmed Massoud, Marshal Fahim, Rashid Dostum, Amrullah Saleh, Hamdullah Mohib, Hanif Atmar, and Ismail Khan etc. They all agreed to start wearing saffron coloured dhotis and go with you to Varanasi at Ganges River
Be blessed by Modi
Ahson how did manage to be so influential and so popular Can you share your secret please

Ragheadthefiendlyterrorist

Turned into the Loin of Herat?

S Balu

Reality he was a pussycat

Arch Bungle

“fierce resistance” hahahahah. Oh come on, they folded like a wet paper bag!

"Israel" is a terrorist NATO settler colony

wet paper napkin*

G2 Man

That is correct, the corrupt ANA has not put up a determined fight in any city so far and I expect Kabul to fall very easily as most of the Pashtuns will defect with their weapons. That is the primary reason that US, UK and other NATO vassals are removing all their “diplomats” and mercenaries from Kabul as the airport on the city outskirts is the most vulnerable to rocket fire and will be shut down. The US military has written a new chapter in incompetence and cowardice.

Solitario

The city of Kandahar has fallen.

UKROPISSTAN HOMO AND CORRUPT COUNTRY

Oy vey…

UKROPISSTAN HOMO AND CORRUPT COUNTRY

If I was a U.S. merc or CIA troll I would start packing…

UKROPISSTAN HOMO AND CORRUPT COUNTRY

A couple of weeks ago I predicted Kabul would fall in 2-3 months tops.
It seems I was accurate again…

S Balu

This weekend Taliban will be in Kabul they 50;Kim’s from Kabul

Daniel

Herat is the heart of Shia in Afghanistan,

G2 Man

It is no longer a sectarian issue in Afghanistan. Times have changed.

S Balu

All are Afghans and Muslims united against zio Christian west

Ragheadthefiendlyterrorist

Kandahar and Lashkar Gah too taken.

Ghani is finished.

Ragheadthefiendlyterrorist

*The USSR sent troops to Afghanistan at the request of the Afghan government.

Fixed that for you.

Alberto Bohon

Taliban take control of Ghor and Kandahar, the puppet of ZioUSA Afghan Government falling coming soon!

Lazy Gamer

So i guess, Pakistan goes uncontested in Afghanistan. Seems Afghanistan is going to revert back to middle age customs

Ahson

Both these lower caste bankrupt sunni countries will get sanctioned soon and they’d both be laying at Iran’s feet for money/ oil and gas, building material, steel, food and goods and services. Stupid bastards didn’t realize Iran’s goin fuckin own them both soon!……..lol…..The US has totally pushed em both at Iran’s feet. They can’t survive on their own!

Last edited 1 month ago by Ahson
YankeeGoHome

Wishful thinking ShiaDog. You’ve been swallowing the Mullah KoolAid for far too long. Iran is surviving by the skin of its teeth as US sanctions throttle its economy. Rather Iran calls their brother Jews in Tel Aviv and get some sanctions relief

G2 Man

Slinging outdated sectarian insults is not commensurate with ground realities. The Taliban .21 have good relations with Iran which just secured Herat and Ismail Khan changing sides. Afghanistan despite US efforts will not turn into a civil war as China, Russia and Iran all want peace, security and prosperity. China just signed a $10 billion mineral rights deal with the Taliban and Iranian trade is growing.

S Balu

Wow Ahson
You are extremely lucky that Apart from GHANI and Abdullah Abdullah you will be joined by Ahmed Massoud, Marshal Fahim, Rashid Dostum, Amrullah Saleh, Hamdullah Mohib, Hanif Atmar, and Ismail Khan etc. They all agreed to start wearing saffron coloured dhotis and go with you to Varanasi at Ganges River
Be blessed by Modi
Ahson how did manage to be so influential and so popular
Can you share your secret please

YankeeGoHome

Taliban strategy was to embed sleeper cells in each city. Other reports indicate that as invading Taliban descend on a target city, sleeper cells are activated inside the city, surrounding the local ANA forces – As I said, resistance is futile, Now taliban have to worry about 3000 US troops returning (actually 10 000 + Dogs of War). This is gonna be ugly

YankeeGoHome

Sputnik reports:

#Kandahar Breaking news the Afgan army spacial forces are running 🏃‍♂️ Away toward Airport to leave #kandhar, the #Mujahideens are coming behind them pic.twitter.com/khyP4WwdJq

Bojo

The Afghan VP Amrallah Salef who like Ghani has a American wife and a big mouth has just fled to Tajikistan.

Peppe il Sicario

We need a Taliban spirit and movement in most Western countries now to oust the vile Anglo-Zionist oligarchs and their minions who are desparately trying to gain control and eliminate as many people as they can before they are removed from the face of the Earth for good.

Viva la Resistenza!!!!!!

Peppe il Sicario

Banned by the Taliban, all US whores and their lackey bitches!!!

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