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Kunduz In Pictures

The future of Kunduz, a strategic provincial capital in northern Afghanistan, hangs in the balance as Afghan government forces scramble to launch a counteroffensive to retake the city after its fall to the Taliban on September 28.
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Afghan special forces arrive at the Kunduz airport on September 29 as they prepare to launch a counteroffensive to retake the city from Taliban insurgents.
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Afghan special forces arrive at the Kunduz airport on September 29 as they prepare to launch a counteroffensive to retake the city from Taliban insurgents.

The Afghan Army launched a counteroffensive on September 29, but it later stalled on September 30 as it awaited reinforcements.
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The Afghan Army launched a counteroffensive on September 29, but it later stalled on September 30 as it awaited reinforcements.

A Taliban flag flutters over the main traffic roundabout in Kunduz on September 29, a day after the insurgents overran the city.
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A Taliban flag flutters over the main traffic roundabout in Kunduz on September 29, a day after the insurgents overran the city.

A Taliban fighter rides a motorcycle sporting a Taliban flag.
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A Taliban fighter rides a motorcycle sporting a Taliban flag.

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