Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Taliban vor den Städten

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Tageszeitung (Berlin), 30 June 2021

With the last German (and Italian, Norwegian and many other) soldiers just having left Afghanistan, AAN’s Thomas Ruttig Deutschland looks at the security situation thy lave behind in the country they were supposed to help stabilise, with a large-scale Taleban offensive in the rural areas and the Afghan government and warlords creating a new set of militias (in German). He argues that this is still a relatively early step of a possible military escalation (in order to exert military pressure), but that the insurgents have not yet seriously attacked real strategic targets – provincial capitals and Kabul.