Violence flares in southern Afghanistan as Taliban approaches Kandahar

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Published on February 21, 2021 by

The Taliban is intensifying its offensive in the southern province of Kandahar.
Heavy fighting between government forces and the Taliban is now only eight kilometres (five miles) away from Kandahar City, putting tens of thousands of Afghan lives at risk.
According to government officials, at least 20,000 families have been displaced in Kandahar province since November.

Al Jazeera’s Filio Kontrafouri reports from Kabul, Afghanistan.

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