Anti-Taliban forces retake 3 districts in Baghlan from Taliban

Posted on August 21, 2021, 5:57 pm
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The Taliban has lost the districts of Pul e Hesar, Banu and Deh Salah in the Baghlan province after fighting broke out between the Taliban and local fighters who resisted the occupation.

According to sources privy to these developments, the Taliban started going door to door in the districts, causing animosity with the local population. The local fighters, alongside former government officials, retook the 3 districts after heavy fighting.

“With the support of God and the mujahideen, three districts were liberated, we are now moving toward Khinjan district and will clear Baghlan province soon,” said Assadullah, Banu’s former police chief.

“With the help of Allah, we inflicted massive casualties to the Taliban, currently Banu district is under the control of public uprising forces,” said Ghani Andarabi, a former police commander in charge of Baghlan’s highway.

There have been reports of multiple casualties on both sides and the Taliban have not commented on this development, although, sources revealed that the Taliban is preparing to retake these 3 districts.

The Taliban are currently in control of 33 out of 34 provinces. Only the Panjshir Valley remains, which is under the control of Ahmad Masoud, son of Ahmad Shah Masoud who has vowed to resist the Taliban militarily.

Ahmad Masoud, son of Ahmad Shah Masoud. Source: Reuters.

Former Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh is also in Panjshir, consolidating a resistance movement against the Taliban.

“With the support of God and the mujahideen, three districts were liberated, we are now moving toward Khinjan district and will clear Baghlan province soon,” said Assadullah, the former police chief of Banu.

“With the help of Allah, we inflicted massive casualties to the Taliban, currently Banu district is under the control of public uprising forces,” said Ghani Andarabi, the former police commander in charge of the highway in Baghlan.

Sources said that after entering Baghlan the Taliban went on house-to-house searches, which sparked the people’s retaliation.

Although the Taliban officially has not commented, there are unconfirmed reports that the Taliban is preparing to retake these districts.

Hamza Azhar Salam is an investigative reporter, a digital marketing strategist and the founder of Democrats Voice.

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