Officials claim the Taliban have taken control of an important border crossing with Iran and Turkmenistan as part of a broad offensive throughout northern Afghanistan. The extremists claim to have taken control of two vital border towns: Islam Qala in Iran and Torghundi in Turkmenistan. The Afghan flag seemed to be taken down from the roof of a border customs building in video footage. As the US-led force withdraws its soldiers, the Taliban are swiftly recapturing terrain across Afghanistan. Taliban officials claim that their men have gotten hold of 85 percent of Afghanistan’s area, a statement that is difficult to objectively confirm and that the administration disputes.
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