As the fight between Afghan security forces and the Taliban continues to expand, the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF) has recaptured Shinwari district from the Taliban in the northern province of Parwan.
“Shinwari district has been cleared, the security forces arrived there at 4:00 am and now the district is under government control,” said Fazluddin Ayar, governor of Parwan.
Meanwhile, sources told TOLOnews that security forces have left several districts including Alasai district in Kapisa, Kaldar district in Balkh, Feroz Nakhchir district in Samangan and Gilan district in Ghazni.
Nevertheless, the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) said that reinforcements have been sent to Ghazni province to repel Taliban attacks and also that security forces managed to break the siege of Hesarak district in Nangarhar province.
Sources said that public uprising forces under the command of Nabi Ginji evacuated Kaldar district in Balkh and later the Taliban entered the district.
“When the Taliban attack a district, they face a strong resistance and it is difficult for the Taliban to take over the entire 370 districts in Afghanistan and maintain a grip on them,” said military analyst Saleh Mohammad Registani.
“Imam Sahib port has been cleared from the Taliban, Hesarak district was also cleared. Massive casualties were inflicted on the Taliban as a result of an airstrike, the commandos have been sent to Ghazni for clearing operations,” said Fawad Aman, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Defense.
Over the past two months, the government has lost control of 110 districts across the country; however, the Afghan government has said that security forces have retaken control of ten districts in the past few days