Militiamen join Afghan security forces during a gathering in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the US prepares to withdraw. Photo: AP Militiamen join Afghan security forces during a gathering in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the US prepares to withdraw. Photo: AP
Militiamen join Afghan security forces during a gathering in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the US prepares to withdraw. Photo: AP

As US withdrawal opens Pandora’s Box in Afghanistan, Pakistan and China are in the firing line

  • As the Taliban captures swathes of territory, fears are growing that the government and its demoralised military are heading for a swift collapse
  • Amid the chaos, previously defeated insurgent groups with bones to pick against both Pakistan and China are once more on the rise

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Militiamen join Afghan security forces during a gathering in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the US prepares to withdraw. Photo: AP Militiamen join Afghan security forces during a gathering in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the US prepares to withdraw. Photo: AP
Militiamen join Afghan security forces during a gathering in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the US prepares to withdraw. Photo: AP
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