Taliban Change Strategy To Get Control Of Afghanistan
Taliban is now starting to attack provincial Afghan cities to get a stronghold after the United States meted attacks on them. They have changed their strategy by attaching rural areas in Afghanistan. This is sadly a response to airstrikes after the US said it was ending its longest war in Afghanistan.
All foreign forces are also withdrawing their support and Taliban has found a way to attack the US backed government. Taliban focus is to capture Herat and Kandahar. Next on agenda in Helma and Kuduz. The Taliban do not seem to be interested in any kind of truce or existence of a democracy in Afghanistan. Establishment of Islamic Sharia is the agenda for them and they feel no shame in saying that in the open media.
The group has been waging a massive nationwide offensive since April when President Joe Biden announced troops would withdraw by September and as officials warned peace talks in Doha were failing to make substantive progress. Speaking to a leading media agency, one of the Taliban commander has admitted that Kandahar and Herat are important for them merely because of the existence of two crucial airports or airbases there.
Kandahar and Herat are the second-and third-largest cities of Afghanistan by population. Experts said their loss would be a major political blow to the government and could potentially trigger major realignments in favour of the Taliban.
While the US troops had withdrawn, their ariel support seems to have agitated the Taliban to resort to this new strategy. According to experts, Experts and officials say that for now, a military takeover of Kabul would be much more difficult for the Taliban than provincial capitals, but that the group could increase bombings and attacks to undermine security and public morale.