KABUL: Kandahar airbase, one of the most important military command centers and airbase that hosted US troops in the US's 20-year adventure in Afghanistan, was attacked Monday morning. After the withdrawal of US troops from Kandahar airport, the Afghan army is using the base as a hub for airstrikes against Taliban militants. The Taliban
identifies the United States and the current Afghan government, led by US support, as the enemy. In the final phase of the US withdrawal, the Taliban advanced to thecapital, Kabul, in the past 2 days.
The probability of the Taliban taking over Kandahar seems very high compared to thecurrent situation. Unless US troops launch an airstrike. If Kandahar falls, the official invasion of Afghanistan by China and the Taliban may begin. In this case, Russia and the United States, together with the Afghan government, may have to open a war front against Chinese and Taliban militants.
The Taliban's firm focus is now on Afghanistan's cities. The situation is fluid but Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province where many US and British soldiers lost their lives, looks the most vulnerable right now. Pro-Taliban social media accounts
have uploaded videos of their fighters in the heart of the city. Afghan special forces are being sent in to help push them back, but one local resident told us even if that does end up happening, the Taliban's advance is a powerful assertion of their strength.