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FILE PHOTO: Afghan Commandos arrive to reinforce the security forces in Faizabad the capital of Badakhshan province, after...
Taliban complete northeast Afghan blitz as more cities fall

The Taliban seized three more provincial capitals in Afghanistan and a local army headquarters completing their blitz across the country's northeast and pressing their offensive elsewhere, officials said Wednesday.

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Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley testifies before a U.S. House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Pentagon's fiscal year 2021 budget request on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 26, 2020. Photo by Amanda Voisard/REUTERS
U.S. sends more warplanes to protect pullout from Afghanistan

U.S. officials said before the withdrawal began that they expected the Taliban to attempt to interfere, even as the insurgents continue pressuring government forces, especially in Helmand and Kandahar provinces in southern Afghanistan.