The war in Afghanistan is hot, with Afghan forces and the Taliban facing off in many areas. The Taliban also seized the 9th provincial capital, Faizabad, according to the news agency. He also took control of the highway from Kunduz to Kabul. Advances are also being made towards Mazar-e-Sharif, fierce fighting is going on in the surrounding areas.
According to Afghan media, the Taliban have also taken over parts of Kandahar city, displacing 30,000 families from 17 districts of Kandahar province. Refugees are forced to live in tents and open spaces.
President Ashraf Ghani himself arrived in Mazar-e-Sharif to review the situation in the northern regions. He has removed Army Chief Wali Ahmadzai due to the retreat of the Afghan army from various fronts.