Farah may fall under the control of the Taliban – foreign Taliban commanders are leading the war

  • Date of Publication : 10/10/2016 at 11:46 GMT
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According to Farah local officials, following the fierce clashes between the Taliban armed fighters and the Afghan security forces, they (Taliban) have almost at the main gates of the city, the fighting with the Afghan security forces is just 5 kilo meters away from the provincial capital.

Farah, Afghanistan’s western province, has been witnessing heavy clashes conducted by the Taliban and the Afghan security forces, as well as airstrikes on Taliban’s hideouts in different districts of the province over the past few days.
The anti-state groups have now at the gates of the provincial capital of Farah and the residents can clearly hear the gunshots of Taliban’s light weapons.

Afghan security officials in Farah claimed they have suppressed the Taliban militants in different parts of the city, as well as the Taliban sustaining high casualties.

Najibullah Najibi, a spokesman for the military forces in Western Afghanistan today morning said that Mullah Ibrahim, Taliban’s prominent commander, along with 30 other militants linked to the group, have been killed as a result of the air and ground operations launched in Barankot, Panjara and Nawbahar areas of the city.

Meanwhile, high-ranking military officials in the western part of the country said the attack on Farah was been led by foreign Taliban commanders.

According to Hassan Shah Froogh, police commander in the western part of the country, as reinforcements of commando fresh troops were dispatched to Farah, the Taliban were pushed back from Nawbahar and Raj areas of the city.
The commander believes the war in Farah was pre-planned and stressed that it is not an ordinary and simple war.

Froogh concluded that the current war in Farah western province of the country was launched to demoralize the people and security forces.

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