The Taliban entered Afghanistan's capital Kabul Sunday to a negotiate a "peaceful give up" of the city, a spokesman for the group said.
Three Afghan officials instructed the Associated Press that the Taliban were in the districts of Kalakan, Qarabagh and Paghman. NBC News could not independently verify this claim.
It came as U.S. Forces rushed to evacuate group of workers from the metropolis's American Embassy. NBC News witnessed helicopters flying in and out of the compound on a normal foundation.
"Until a peace agreement is agreed, the security of the metropolis and its residents is the responsibility of the authorities and they must guarantee it," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a announcement.
He introduced that the U.S. Presence in Afghanistan has to quit.
"One extra year, or five more years, of U.S. Military presence might now not have made a difference if the Afghan military can't or will now not keep its very own country,” Biden stated. “And an countless American presence inside the middle of some other united states of america’s civil struggle turned into now not appropriate to me."
In a national offensive that has taken just over every week, the Taliban has defeated, co-opted or sent Afghan protection forces fleeing from wide swaths of the u . S ., even though that they had some air help from the U.S. Army.
The organization persisted to make profits on Sunday, shooting the Maidan Shar, the capital of the Maidan Wardak province on Sunday. The metropolis sits around fifty five miles from Kabul, Afghan lawmaker Hamida Akbari and the Taliban said.
Later, Afghan forces at Bagram air base, home to a jail housing five,000 inmates, surrendered to the Taliban, Bagram district chief Darwaish Raufi told the AP. The prison housed both Taliban and Islamic State organization opponents.
Earlier on Sunday, the insurgents additionally captured the eastern city of Jalalabad, giving them control of one of the important highways into landlocked Afghanistan. They also took over the close by Torkham border publish with Pakistan, leaving Kabul airport the only manner out of Afghanistan this is nonetheless in government palms.
These got here after Mazar-e-Sharif, the u . S . A .’s fourth largest metropolis fell Saturday, given the insurgents control over all of northern Afghanistan.
In a separate announcement to NBC News, a Taliban spokesman advised NBC News that those getting into have been unarmed on instructions from senior commanders.
Mujahid stated that the militant organization's fighters could "be on standby on all entrances of Kabul until a peaceful and first-rate transfer of electricity is agreed."
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The Taliban "do no longer wish to take revenge," he stated, including that govenrnment and army employees would "be forgiven" and located below the organization's safety.
Elsewhere within the metropolis, U.S. Forces continued to evacuate body of workers from the U.S. Embassy.
"We have a small batch of human beings leaving now as we communicate, a majority of the team of workers are prepared to leave," a U.S. Authentic told Reuters on Sunday. "The embassy maintains to feature."
Thousands of civilians are also residing in parks and open areas in Kabul. While the town appeared calm Sunday, some ATMs have stopped distributing cash.