Why did Afghanistan fall so quickly?

Why did Afghanistan fall so quickly?

The Afghan Military Was Built Over 20 Years. KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The surrenders seem to be happening as fast as the Taliban can travel. In the past several days, the Afghan security forces have collapsed in more than 15 cities under the pressure of a Taliban advance that began in May.

When did Kabul fall?

November 13, 2001 – November 14, 2001
Fall of Kabul/Periods
Overview of a section of Kabul in 2011. The Fall of Kabul took place in 2001 during the War in Afghanistan. Northern Alliance forces began their attack on the city on November 13 and made swift progress against Taliban forces that were heavily weakened by American and British air strikes.

Why did the war in Afghanistan last so long?

Why has the war lasted so long? There are many reasons for this. But they include a combination of fierce Taliban resistance, the limitations of Afghan forces and governance, and other countries’ reluctance to keep their troops for longer in Afghanistan. At times over the past 18 years, the Taliban have been on the back foot.

Why is the United States still in Afghanistan?

Violence in Afghanistan has risen dramatically since the phased withdrawal of allied troops in 2014. The Taliban insurgency has increasingly gained ground, carrying out successful terror attacks across the country and now, according to a new study, has a presence in 70 percent of Afghanistan.

Why are there so many troops in Afghanistan?

The US and the Taliban have signed an agreement aimed at paving the way towards peace in Afghanistan after more than 18 years of conflict. Under the deal, the US and its Nato allies will withdraw all their troops from the country in 14 months if the hardline Islamist movement upholds its commitments to stop attacks.

When did the Taliban come to power in Afghanistan?

They first rose to prominence in the border area of northern Pakistan and south-west Afghanistan in 1994. They promised to fight corruption and improve security and, at that time, many Afghans were tired of the excesses and infighting of the mujahideen during the civil war. Who are the Taliban? What would peace in Afghanistan look like?

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