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Taliban could isolate Kabul in 30 days, possibly take it over in 90: US intelligence

A group of Talibans posing for a photograph. [FPK File Photo]

Taliban could isolate Kabul in 30 days and possibly take it over in 90 days, the United States intelligence agencies said, news agency Reuters reported quoting a defence official.

The report quoting an official source said that the new assessment of how long Kabul could stand was a result of the rapid gains the Taliban had been making around the country as US-led foreign forces leave.

“But this is not a foregone conclusion,” the report quoted the official source further saying, adding “the Afghan security forces could reverse the momentum by putting up more resistance”.

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