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Afghanistan turmoil

Taliban push toward Afghan capital with stunning speed

Biden briefed on civilian evacuation as UK and UN warn of risk for civil war

Supporters of the Taliban carry the group's signature white flags and march near the Afghan-Pakistani border in Chaman, Pakistan.    © AP

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK/NEW DELHI -- The Taliban have captured more cities in Afghanistan, including Kandahar -- the country's second-largest city and the Islamist militant group's birthplace -- forcing the Biden administration to confront the grim possibility that the capital Kabul could fall in the coming weeks.

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