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PublishDate: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 10:09

Afghan Forces Retake Two Districts in Faryab

Afghan security forces retook the control of Pashtun Kot and Khan Chaharbagh districts in the northern province of Faryab on Monday, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_The clearance operation was launched by the security forces on Monday and later in the day they retook the control of the two district from the Taliban.

The Afghan army also reported advances in their operations to retake Khwaja Omari district in central province and Shinwari district in .

On Monday, four districts in two provinces fell under Taliban control in the last 24 hours; however, Afghan forces also made advances in Kunduz and Takhar, officials and other sources said.

The centers of Khwaja Omari, Muqor and Waghaz districts in Ghazni and Khoshamand district in Paktika fell to the Taliban in the last 24 hours, according to sources.  

“From 18 districts in Ghazni, I think seven districts have fallen to the Taliban. In three districts, only the center is under government control and three are somehow good,” said Khoddad Irfani, an MP from Ghazni.

“Some bases and districts have already fallen (to the Taliban). Two more districts fell to the militants in the last 24 hours,” said Hamidullah Noori, member of the Ghazni provincial council.

After two weeks of clashes in different parts of , particularly on the outskirts of Kunduz city, some stability has been restored since Sunday night.

“The situation in the city is good, it is improving. All shops have been reopened,” Kunduz resident said.

The security forces said they will continue their efforts to strengthen their posts on the outskirts of Kunduz city.

“All the security forces who have come to the center of Kunduz from other districts have been deployed to different parts of the city,” said Shah Mahmood Fazli, acting commander of the first regiment of 217 Pamir Corps.

He also said the Taliban receive medical treatment in Pakistani hospitals.  


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