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‘Lion of Herat’: Taliban capture veteran Afghan politician Ismail Khan for leading resistance in Herat

The Taliban seized most of Herat, Afghanistan’s third largest city, and also captured Ismail Khan, an Afghan politician who served as Minister of Energy and Water from 2005 to 2013 and before that served as the governor of Herat Province, and also a veteran local commander leading militia resistance there. The fall of Herat, the […]