Afghanistan, Armed Conflict / War, Level 4: Continued heavy fighting between Taliban and security forces in large parts of the country – Afghanistan [Update 80]

Update 2021-08-13 (2): According to further reports, the Taliban also took control of the capital of Ghor province, Chaghcharan (also known as Firozkoh), on Friday (13 August). The city was handed over without resistance.

Update 2021-08-13 (1): On Friday (13 August), it was announced that the Taliban had captured the cities of Lashkar Gah and Kandahar. Thus, the Islamists now control at least 14 of the country’s 34 provincial capitals.