Taliban take northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif: residents

By: AFP      Published: 11:12 PM, 14 Aug, 2021
Taliban take northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif: residents

The Taliban on Saturday captured the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which held out for days as the insurgents swept through most of the rest of the country, residents told AFP.

"They are parading on their vehicles and motorbikes, firing into the air in celebration," said Atiqullah Ghayor, who lives near the city's famed blue mosque.

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