This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 70%. (I’m a bot)
A survey by an Afghan news agency shows that the Taliban controls at least 52 percent of the country’s territory while 59 percent of the population lives in areas under the government’s control.
The survey conducted by Pajhwok Afghan News shows that the Afghan government controls 46 percent of the territory.
A Taliban spokesman has claimed in this survey that they control or have influence over 70 percent of the country’s territory, but a spokesman for the Interior Affairs Ministry has said that the Taliban does not have permanent presence in any part of the country.