Monitoring Desk: Reports coming from Afghanistan suggest that 16 more districts of Afghanistan fell to the Taliban in the last 24 hours, sending a wave of terror to the Afghan Army.
Meanwhile, Moscow expressed its fears that US-allied forces are planning to get a Base in Central Asia. Moscow expressed its fear after Pakistan reportedly refused US demand to provide a Base in Pakistan. Without naming any country of Central Asia, the Russian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan has said that the process of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan should not turn into a redeployment of the US and NATO infrastructure in the countries of Central Asia.
According to fresh reports, 16 more districts of Afghanistan have fallen to the Taliban in the last 24 hours, the highest number of areas falling to the group in a day.
The districts include Kishm, Darayim, Tishkan, Tagab, Wardooj, Shahr-e-Bozorg, Raghistan, Jorm and Yaftal in Badakhshan, Kalafgan and Farkhar districts in Takhar, Zurmat district in Paktia and Shah Wali Kot district in the southern province of Kandahar.
In Badakhshan, three other districts – Yumgan, Arghanjkwah and Khash – recently fell to the Taliban.
Meanwhile, TOLO news from Kabul reported that Faizabad city, the center of Badakhshan province is experiencing heavy clashes between Afghan National Army and Taliban.
“This is the 10th district that collapses one after another. The local government and the central government have forgotten them and are not paying attention to them,” said Saed Hayatullah, a resident of Faizabad.
Meanwhile, reports coming from Takhar suggest that with the fall of Kalafgan and Farkhar districts, only Taluqan city and Worsaj districts have remained under government control in the province.
“We have 16 administrative units. All collapsed one after another. The security situation in Taluqan is sensitive,” said Abdul Kabir, a resident of Taluqan.
“People are worried in Taluqan. There are displaced people on Taluqan’s streets and people are in a difficult situation,” said Mohammad Azam Afzali, member of Takhar provincial council.