(Al Jazeera) – The Afghan Taliban have pulled out of the strategic northern city of Kunduz after a dramatic siege late last month, which spurred two weeks of intense fighting with government forces. Even though the armed group took over the city for three days, the violence left several civilians dead or unnacounted for, and hundreds displaced. The Taliban’s hasty retreat after its first symbolic takeover in 14 years was marked by a fierce fight for control, where children were forcibly deployed in frontline operations.