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2021-05-18 Afghanistan
Operations Begin to Retake Three Districts as Ceasefire Ends
[ToloNews] Afghan forces have launched operations to retake three districts--one in Baghlan, one in Maidan Wardak and one in Pashtun-infested Logar province two days after a three-day ceasefire ended, according to army forces on the ground.

The centers of Charkh district in Pashtun-infested Logar, Burka district in Baghlan and Nerkh district in Maidan Wardak fell to the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
weeks ago.

"In order to deploy our forces in areas where our troops made a tactical retreat, there is a proper military plan. We will be redeployed in those areas with more power and the enemy will not be allowed to grow," said Rohullah Ahmadzai, front man for Defense Ministry.

A politician from Baghlan said that after fall of the Burka district in the province, festivities have reached the outskirts of the city of Pul-e-Khumri.

"Baghlan needs serious attention as it is an important province," said Asadullah Shahbaz, an MP from Baghlan. "This is because it is a connecting point for nine northern provinces. If it faces a problem, nine provinces will face the problem."

Meanwhile,
...back at the wreckage, Captain Poindexter awoke groggily, his hand still stuck in the Ming vase...
Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
, Laghman
...Afghan province with a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men...
, Maindan Wardak and Kunduz have faced attacks in the last 24 hours.

The Afghan army said that the Taliban has suffered "heavy losses" in Afghan forces operations, which has been denied by the group.
Police in Baghlan said Tuesday that Afghan National Defense and Security forces repulsed Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attacks on Baghlan Markazi with an intention to capture the district.

A front man for Baghlan Police HQ, Ahmad Javed Basharat told the media that the Taliban fighters launched their offensive at around 4:00 am local time from different positions.

According to Basharat, the Taliban attacks were rebuffed by the ANDSF, he said "Talibs also suffered heavy casualties during the battles".

Basharat also denied rumors that Talibs entered Baghlan Markazi and that the district is on the brink of collapse.

He said sufficient number of government forces were stationed in the region.

Taliban has not yet commented over the incident and on their casualties.

Moreover, two children were killed and three others injured when a mortar hit their house on Sunday night in the Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar province.

In another incident Abdul Zahir, police chief of Laghman’s Dawlat Shad district was killed in a friendly fire on Sunday.
Posted by trailing wife 2021-05-18 01:39|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [262 views ]  Top
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