The Taliban has captured Afghanistan’s second-biggest dam after months of fierce fighting in its former bastion of Kandahar.
- Dahla Dam, which provides irrigation to farmers via a network of canals as well as drinking water for the provincial capital, is now under Taliban control.
- The dam’s capture comes after clashes erupted in neighboring Helmand province this week, just days after the U.S. military formally began withdrawing its remaining troops from Afghanistan.
- The Dahla Dam, also known as Arghandab Dam, is located in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar Province in Afghanistan.
- Constructed in 1952, it is said to be the second-largest dam in Afghanistan.
- The Dahla Dam is built on the Arghandab River.