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Taliban Ramps Up Attacks On Farah City, Clashes Ongoing

Taliban insurgents on Tuesday morning increased their attacks on Farah city and heavy clashes are ongoing, local officials said.

Members of the Provincial Council and civil society activists said that the Taliban has taken control of the gateway to the city and destroyed the road, cutting off access into the provincial capital.

In the meantime, security officials said that clashes between security forces and insurgents are underway in the city.

However, the ongoing situation has raised concerns among residents as insurgents advance on the city, according to local officials.

There are no reports regarding casualties.

On Monday, insurgents reportedly retreated following air strikes against them by the Afghan Air Force in which 27 insurgents were killed.

According to local officials 27 Talibs were killed in the airstrikes on Sunday.

On Monday, Raz Mohammad Oryakhil, a military commander from 207 Zafar Military Corps said: "Farah city will not collapse now and the insurgents retreated after the Afghan air force conducted air operations on Sunday night."

Oryakhil said more troops had been sent to the city from Herat, Badghis and Kabul provinces and "soon a large-scale military clearance operation will be launched in Farah".

Reports indicate that businesses and shops are closed.

The Taliban launched a coordinated attack on the outskirts of Farah city last week, which has since resulted in the displacement of hundreds of local residents.

Taliban Ramps Up Attacks On Farah City, Clashes Ongoing

Taliban insurgents on Tuesday morning increased their attacks on Farah city and heavy clashes are

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Taliban insurgents on Tuesday morning increased their attacks on Farah city and heavy clashes are ongoing, local officials said.

Members of the Provincial Council and civil society activists said that the Taliban has taken control of the gateway to the city and destroyed the road, cutting off access into the provincial capital.

In the meantime, security officials said that clashes between security forces and insurgents are underway in the city.

However, the ongoing situation has raised concerns among residents as insurgents advance on the city, according to local officials.

There are no reports regarding casualties.

On Monday, insurgents reportedly retreated following air strikes against them by the Afghan Air Force in which 27 insurgents were killed.

According to local officials 27 Talibs were killed in the airstrikes on Sunday.

On Monday, Raz Mohammad Oryakhil, a military commander from 207 Zafar Military Corps said: "Farah city will not collapse now and the insurgents retreated after the Afghan air force conducted air operations on Sunday night."

Oryakhil said more troops had been sent to the city from Herat, Badghis and Kabul provinces and "soon a large-scale military clearance operation will be launched in Farah".

Reports indicate that businesses and shops are closed.

The Taliban launched a coordinated attack on the outskirts of Farah city last week, which has since resulted in the displacement of hundreds of local residents.

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