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VIDEO | Afghanistan’s Fight Against Taliban – Air Force operations footage

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Published on 19/07/2021 at 14:03

Afghan government forces have recaptured four areas in three different provinces from the Taliban in recent days.

On July 16, Afghan National Defence and Security Forces recaptured Saighan and Kahmard districts in central Bamyan province from the Taliban.

In addition, government forces ousted Taliban fighters from the Chakhansur area in the southwestern province of Nimruz on the same day.

On July 17, government forces advanced into the central province of Parwan, ousting the Taliban from the Shiekh Ali area.

As government forces recapture territories, the Afghan Air Force (AAF) continues to strike incessantly at Taliban positions and equipment in various parts of the country. The Taliban have suffered heavy casualties as a result of recent AAF airstrikes.

The Taliban recently recorded major territorial gains in a large-scale offensive launched against government forces and are now controlling more than 210 of Afghanistan’s regions, according to information provided by German Agency correspondents.

This means that Islamist guerrillas occupy just over 50% of the country, as the Asian country has about 400 regions in its 34 provinces. According to the agency’s investigation, the government maintains full control in just 110 districts. In about 80 districts, the two sides are fighting.

Much of the Taliban’s territorial gains were achieved after foreign troops began withdrawing in May. One of the provinces where the latest Islamist insurgency has taken place is Panjir (northeast), the birthplace of the well-known warlord Ahmad Sa Massoud.

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