The militants have boosted their activities in the country, attacking government troops amid a withdrawal of American forces and their allies. The pull-out, which is supposed to be finalised this month, is in accordance with agreements signed by Washington and the Taliban in Doha in February 2020.
Sputnik is live from New York, where the UN Security Council is convening to discuss the situation in Afghanistan in order to address escalating clashes between Afghan government forces and the Taliban.
UN Security Council Convenes to Discuss Situation in Afghanistan
*The Taliban is a terrorist organisation banned in Russia