“Taliban and its supporters are solely responsible for the current bloodshed and destruction in the country,” said Ghani…reports Asian Lite News
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday said that the Taliban cannot make the Afghan government surrender even in the next one hundred years.
The Khaama Press reported that Ghani in a cabinet meeting at the presidential palace of Afghanistan also said that the Taliban and its supporters are solely responsible for the current bloodshed and destruction in the country.
National Security Advisor Hamdullah Muhib said that the Taliban’s territory expansion does not mean they are being welcomed by Afghans, and added that people are ready to defend their territories.
He also informed that seven black hawk choppers are soon to be handed over to Afghan National Defense and Security forces that will help bring the ongoing conflict under control.
Meanwhile, the country’s Defence Ministry informed that over 200 Taliban terrorists have been killed in the last 24 hours.
Taliban, on the other hand, claimed that they have captured six more districts in the same duration.
At least 10,000 members of Afghan commando forces are engaged in suppressing the Taliban across the country.
Afghanistan has been witnessing a surge in violence as the Taliban has intensified its offensive against the government. This comes as foreign forces are withdrawing from the war-torn country.
As the Taliban have taken control of several districts across the country, US intelligence assessments have suggested the country’s civilian government could fall to the terror group within months of US forces withdrawing completely.
Meanwhile, the Afghanistan forces have regained control of Qala-e-naw city of Western Badghis province in just a few hours after losing it to the hands of the Taliban, informed the country’s Defence Ministry on Wednesday.
Citing Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defence, The Khaama Press reported that Afghan National Defence Security Forces (ANDSF) have started patrolling the area on a usual basis. Taliban terrorists have been driven from the provincial National Directorate office, national police headquarters and the central prison in the city.
In a tweet, Tariq Arian, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior Affairs, said that Qala-e-naw city is now under ANDSF and the Taliban has been ousted from the area. He also said that ANDSF has caused heavy casualties to the Taliban.
The Taliban gained control of the central city of Bagdhish province after the group captured neighbouring districts. It was the first time when the provincial capital has fallen into the hands of the Taliban.
This comes after the Ministry of Defence has announced that ANDSF has killed over six hundred terrorists in the last 24 hours following land aerial operations, The Khaama Press reported.
This comes amid a surge in violence in the country, the Taliban has intensified its offensive against the government after foreign forces have started withdrawing from the war-torn country.
As the Taliban have taken control of several districts across the country, US intelligence assessments have also suggested the country’s civilian government could fall to the terror group within months of US forces withdrawing completely. (ANI)