Afghanistan War News Updates — July 31, 2021

Al Jazeera: UN compound attacked as battle for Afghanistan’s Herat rages 

Afghan guard killed in attack amid intense fighting between gov’t forces and Taliban on western city’s outskirts. 

An Afghan security guard was killed on Friday when a United Nations compound came under attack in Herat, officials said, as fighting raged between government forces and the Taliban on the outskirts of the city in western Afghanistan. 

Violence has surged across the country since early May when the Taliban launched a sweeping offensive as the US-led foreign forces began a final withdrawal which is now almost complete.  

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WNU Editor: I have trouble believing this …. Over 24,000 Taliban killed, wounded in 4 months: Afghan Ministry (Times of India). More details here …. Taliban conduct 22 thousand attacks against ANDSF in four months (Khaama Press).  

Update: Expecct more revenge killings from the Taliban …. Taliban Admit to Killing Afghan Comic Beaten in Video (VOA). More here …. Afghanistan: Mounting Taliban Revenge Killings (Human Rights Watch). 

Afghanistan War News Updates — July 31, 2021  

Taliban advances on Herat City — Long War Journal  

UN compound attacked in Herat city, western Afghanistan — The Guardian/Reuters  

UN compound in Herat, Afghanistan attacked by ‘anti-government elements’ — CNBC  

UN compound in Afghanistan attacked, at least one guard killed — FOX News  

UN compound attacked in western Afghanistan, at least one guard killed — Jerusalem Post/Reuters  

Dozens of Afghan troops killed in insider attacks during U.S. military withdrawal, watchdog says — Washington Post  

As U.S. Withdraws, Civilian Casualties In Afghanistan Reach A Record High — NPR/AP  

‘We walked 18 hours, no food’: Taliban advance triggers exodus of Afghans — The Guardian  

Mapping the advance of the Taliban in Afghanistan — BBC

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