Meanwhile, the Afghan Army stated they launched a counteroffensive to regain the lost battlefields in 19 out of 34 provinces, where 572 dead insurgents have been reported in the last 24 hours.
Officials noted also that civilian casualties have skyrocketed and over 135.000 people have been displaced due to violence.
Despite the US Air Force continues to bomb Taliban positions, Kabul blames the U.S's fast withdrawal for the current situation, an issue criticized by President Ashraf Ghani who noted Washington "had destroyed the Republic."
#Afghanistan | Armed Forces fought fierce street battles and bombed Taliban positions as the group’s fighters swarmed major cities amid an intensifying nationwide offensive. pic.twitter.com/cCZ5xyCYCe