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Al Jazeera: Afghanistan: Who controls what?
More than a decade after the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the armed group is still active across Afghanistan.
Since the Taliban was ousted from power following the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the armed group's control over parts of Afghanistan has fluctuated widely.
According to a recent report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the Western-backed Afghan government has lost control of nearly five percent of its territory to the Taliban since the beginning of this year.
The report says the area under Afghan government "control or influence" decreased to 65.6 percent by the end of May from 70.5 percent last year, based on data provided by US forces in Afghanistan.
That amounts to a loss of 19 of the country's approximately 400 governing districts.
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WNU Editor: If the above map is accurate, the Taliban have a lot of safe havens to operate from.