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Afghanistan war: Taliban capture regional capital Zaranj

BBC News

August 6, 2021

A city in southwestern Afghanistan has become the first provincial capital to fall to the Taliban since the militants launched a sweeping offensive earlier this year.

Local officials said the Taliban had captured Zaranj, in Nimroz province, in a major blow to government forces.

The insurgents continue to make rapid advances across the country as foreign troops withdraw.

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