More Afghans flee their homes as Taliban closes in on key city of Kandahar

TRT World Online

Afghan internally displaced families are pictured upon their arrival from the outskirts Kandahar, who fled due to the ongoing battle between Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces, at a refugee camp in Kandahar on July 27, 2021. (JAVED TANVEER / AFP)

The Kandahar province of Afghanistan has been the theatre of fierce fighting since the insurgents took control of the key Spin Boldak border crossing with Pakistan earlier this month.

Afghan internally displaced families are pictured upon their arrival from the outskirts Kandahar, who fled due to the ongoing battle between Taliban fighters and Afghan security forces, at a refugee camp in Kandahar on July 27, 2021.

Fighting between government forces and the Taliban has continued in the outskirts of the key city of Kandahar, as the group attacked police stations and warned residents to leave their homes.

The Kandahar province of Afghanistan has been the theatre of fierce fighting since the insurgents took control of the key Spin Boldak border crossing with Pakistan earlier this month.

TRT World’s correspondent Bilal Sarwary said on Thursday heavy fighting had been reported in the Haji Arab area in Kandahar city on Wednesday night, as it continued in several other districts.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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