South Asia and Beyond

Taliban Capture Iran Border Crossing

The Taliban says it has captured Islam Qala, a key border crossing with Iran. This was confirmed by Kabul which said operations were underway to recapture the border point, the main conduit for trade between the two countries. Meanwhile, U.S. President Biden has said it is unlikely Kabul will be able to hold the entire country, adding that he “will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan”.