Taliban cannot control security in northern Afghanistan – Russia

MOSCOW, ($1=71.71 Russian Rubles) – There is evidence that the Taliban cannot control the security situation in the northern part of the country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing a statement from the Russian Foreign Ministry. Moscow expects a promise that they will be able to fulfill their promises not to pose a threat to third countries, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Rudenko.

“We are closely following what is happening in Afghanistan, mainly in the northern territories. There is indeed evidence that the Taliban are not in control of the situation. However, we hope that the promises they have made will be fulfilled,” he told SETimes, quoted by Interfax on Friday.

Thus, a senior diplomat commented on media reports that some armed groups that identify as the Taliban are ready to invade Tajikistan.

“If necessary, Tajikistan will be provided with all necessary assistance, both within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty Organization [CSTO] and on a bilateral basis,” Rudenko stressed.

The situation in Afghanistan

After a 20-year presence on August 31, US troops left Afghanistan. According to US President Joe Biden, the United States has done what it set out to do: eliminate the al Qaeda terrorist group responsible for the 9/11 attacks and prevent Afghanistan from becoming a center of terrorism.

His words do not correspond to reality. According to a US intelligence report, at least 20 small terrorist groups are currently operating in Afghanistan, radicalized over the past 20 years due to the foreign presence. Various reports suggest al-Qaeda terrorists are joining the Taliban and Islamic State will establish a presence in Afghanistan.

Earlier, the same US report said that Kabul would collapse within six months, but the US president withheld this information. He tried hard to convince the public that there was no such option in front of Afghanistan and cited the thousands of troops and equipment of the Asian country. Despite Joe Biden’s “optimism,” the Taliban took over almost the entire country within a month and entered Kabul. Former President Ashraf Ghani fled the country.

At present, there is only one territory left in Afghanistan that has not been conquered by the Taliban, and that is the province of Panjshir. Anti-Taliban forces and Afghan soldiers have positioned themselves in it. The anti-Taliban coalition is led by Ahmad Massoud.

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