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9th provincial capital in Afghanistan falls to Taliban

The advancing Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan vowed to have captured the Fayzabad city, the center of the northern Badakhshan province next to Tajikistan.

The group shared images of its armed fighters patrolling the streets and hoisting the white Taliban flag in the main square of the fallen city.

Seemingly undeterred by a heavy death toll, the Afghan forces claimed to have inflicted on the insurgents, the Taliban continued with their advances on urban centers after capturing around 200 rural districts.

With this, Fayzabad became the ninth provincial capital after Aybak, Qala-e-Nau, Lashkargah, Zaranj, Sheberghan, Kunduz, Taluqan, and Sar-e-Pul to be partly or partially overrun by the Taliban.

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