The militants of the Taliban far-right Islamist movement took control over the border of Afghanistan with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as RIA News reported citing Russian Defense Minister Serhiy Shoigu.
“The leaders of Taliban promised not to cross the border and not to attack the neighboring states,” Shoigu noted.
According to him, it is extremely important for Russia that the Collective Security Treaty Organization would be ready for the possible intrusion of terrorists and drug trafficking.
The Taliban fighters are now advancing in Afghanistan, attacking the government forces; on early August 8, the Taliban captured the main city of Nimroz province and killed a senior official in Kabul. On the same day, the Taliban militants also captured key buildings in Kunduz city.
In general, Taliban militants control about 65% of Afghanistan's territory.
Airstrikes by the US military against Taliban positions in Sheberghan resulted in the
In May 2021, the final phase of ending America's "forever war" in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began on May 1, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. and NATO troops by the end of summer.