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Mapped: The Afghan capitals that the Taliban have captured

Data: Al Jazeera; Map: Axios Visuals

The Taliban have captured half of Afghanistan's provincial capitals over the last week, with the insurgents showing no signs of slowing their lightning offensive as they threaten to isolate Kabul and topple the Afghan government.

The latest: The Taliban on Friday swept through the capitals of Ghor (Chaghcharan) and Helmand (Lashkar Gah), the latter of which was at the center of operations by U.S., British and NATO troops over the last 20 years.

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