Taliban militants gather in the central plaza after taking control of Kandahar, Afghanistan on August 13 | Photo: EFE / EPA / STRINGER

Pledged to moderate the outright regime for which he has become known, Taliban insurgents entered the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday after two decades of fall to US-led forces.

The advance of the combatants was made in a flash and reached the capital from “all sides”, according to a senior official of the Afghan Ministry of the Interior. The ease with which the Taliban is advancing in the country surprises the world, despite the billions invested in building local forces over the decades. The information comes from Reuters.

Known for its uncompromising practice, several statements made by spokespersons for the group emphasized moderation, negotiating a peaceful surrender with the West-backed government, as Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a statement. .