The Taliban closed in further on Kabul, taking two more provinces and reaching a district just 20 km from Kabul. Late on Saturday evening, they also took Mazar-i-Sharif, the Afghan
Taliban fighters have captured Mazar-i-Sharif, the northern city that was the Afghan government’s last northern stronghold, with security forces fleeing to the Uzbekistan border, a provincial official said on Saturday.
The German military will assist in the previously announced evacuation of German and local staff from Berlin’s embassy in Kabul, Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Saturday. The foreign ministry estimates its remaining staff count at the embassy in the “high double digit