In this photograph taken on March 23, 2021, Afghan National Army (ANA) commander Dost Nazar Andarabi keeps watch with binoculars at an outpost set up against Taliban fighters in Kajaki, northeast of Helmand Province. - In the heart of territory under siege from the Taliban, one of Afghanistan's most important hydroelectric dams is at the centre of a power struggle that symbolises the battle between the government and insurgents. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) / TO GO WITH Afghanistan-environment-dam-Taliban,FOCUS by Elise BLANCHARD
Taliban Warn Afghan Neighbours Against Allowing US Bases
The Taliban warned Afghanistan’s neighbours Wednesday against allowing the United States to operate military bases on their soil, the insurgents insisting they would thwart such a “historic mistake”.
Washington is in the final stages of withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, and a flurry of diplomatic calls between the United States and Pakistan in recent days has fuelled speculation the Pentagon is scouting for new bases to use against the Taliban. Read More…