Monitoring Desk: Despite the rain of bombs from US Air Force B-52, Taliban claim they have completed their weekly target by snatching six more provincial headquarters from the Afghan government.
Taliban have taken control over Aybak city, the capital of northern Samangan province.
Meanwhile, news from the north suggests that a fierce battle is going on in the electricity fertilizer area of Mazar city, the capital of Balkh province.
A tank was destroyed, a number of weapons and ammunition fell into the hands of the Taliban. The battle continues till the receiving of this report. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted that Sari Pul and Taluqan in the northern region, and Zaranj city in the western part of the country are also under their control now.
Meanwhile, reports coming from Kabul suggest the Taliban have changed their strategy and now attacking most at night to avoid the extensive bombing of the US Air Force.
In a Twitter message, Zabihullah Mujahid claimed that the governor of Kunduz, the police chief, and the corps commander all fled and the soldiers were left alone.
دا په کندز کې د مزدور دښمن حال دی.
د کندز والي، امنیه قومندان او د قول اردو قومندان دوی ټول تښتیدلي او عسکر یې یوازې پرې ایښي دي.
پاتي عسکرو ته زموږ پیغام دادی، چې دوی هم راشي، له مجاهدینو سره یو ځای شي او خپل ژوند وژغوري. pic.twitter.com/tL6sr4jRpy
— Zabihullah (..ذبـــــیح الله م ) (@Zabehulah_M33) August 9, 2021