A military commander in Faryab province – in Afghanistan’s north – on Friday said that at least 80 Afghan National Army soldiers were under siege by insurgents during the past 20 days.
Captain Farid, commander of the 3rd Battalion of 3rd Company of 209 Shaheen Military Corps in Faryab, said the soldiers’ location is in Chinaee Camp in Ghormach district.
Two of the soldiers were injured 10 days ago, but their injuries have not been treated well, he said.
He said they have not received ammunition so far and if they do not receive support, they will be arrested by the Taliban.
However, Nusratullah Jamshidi, head of media office of the Afghan National Army in northern proivnces, said the battalion had received air support.
He added that the Army’s Commando Unit has been deployed to the area and that they will end the siege in the near future.
This comes after the center of Ghormach district center fell to the Taliban last Sunday.