US State Dept Holds Press Briefing Following Taliban Takeover of Afghanistan
19:12 GMT 17.08.2021 (Updated: 13:22 GMT 06.08.2022)
Notwithstanding that US intelligence agencies have long predicted an ultimate Taliban* victory, they didn’t expect a collapse of the Afghan defense forces to happen within weeks.
The US Department of State is holding a press conference on Tuesday after the Taliban completed their takeover of Afghanistan.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani resigned on Sunday and fled the country a few hours later to prevent what he described as bloodshed that would occur if militants had to fight for the city.
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*A terrorist organization banned in Russia