Approximately 4,000 Afghan security forces have died and 1,000 have gone missing due to the Taliban seizure of Kabul and their rise to power in August 2021, Report informs with reference to the
According to the former chief of staff of the Afghan army, Yassin Zia, the weeks leading up to the capture of Kabul were one of the deadliest times in the 20-year war in Afghanistan. Since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan in 2001, some 92,000 government security staffers have been killed. Until now, the scale of the losses of the Afghan military has been carefully concealed.
The radical Taliban movement launched a large-scale operation to establish control over Afghanistan after the US announced in the spring of 2020 that it would withdraw its armed forces. On August 15, 2021, the radicals entered Kabul without a fight, and Ashraf Ghani left the republic. On September 6, the Taliban announced that they had established control over the entire territory of Afghanistan, and on September 7, they announced the composition of the interim government, the legitimacy of which has not yet been recognized by any country.
Washington launched an operation in Afghanistan after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, when 2,977 people, who were citizens of 90 countries, were killed and more than 6,000 people were injured in the US. Responsibility for these attacks lies with the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.