Top US general shocked as 1,000 Afghan soldiers surrender to Taliban; Tajikistan mobilizes 20,000 soldiers to Afghanistan border

Hannah Wagner and Ulf Mauder dpa Dushanbe — The Central Asian republic of Tajikistan is mobilizing 20,000 reservists to protect its more than 900-kilometre-long border with Afghanistan. This was ordered by President Emomali Rahmon after more than 1,000 Afghan soldiers had fled from Islamist Taliban fighters…

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