"The people are fleeing because the Taliban are taking over civilian homes," Saqib said... And another: "The Taliban came into our village and they told us to leave," Khan said. "We just packed up our necessities and left. Our pomegranate orchard and home, we left behind." Read more
As the Halloween- Taliban forced Hundreds of Afghans into cars and tractors piled high with personal possessions...
"Qari Mohammad Yousuf, a Taliban spokesman claims that fighters had captured seven checkpoints around Arghandab; and amidst heavy fighting, Taliban presently controls three-quarters of the strategically valuable land near Kandahar, a city seen as the group's former stronghold."AFGHANISTAN UPDATE: Video Opens to New Window
Taliban spokesman says, "Control of this area would put the Taliban within striking distance of Kandahar, southern Afghanistan's largest city. It is clear the Taliban would struggle to drive out the international forces."
It is troops of the 'Free World' against "Osama Ben-Ideologists"... And there is no way that these people will be ruled by the Taliban! And the city (a major base for the US military) will NOT be over-taken!"