On Wednesday, the Afghan government conceded that seven urban centers, including Farah city, are facing “serious security threats” from the Taliban, adding that the U.S.-backed Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), which include police and army units, are ready to defend the cities, TOLO News reports.
Clashes between the narco-jihadists and U.S.-assisted Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Farah city on Tuesday resulted in hundreds of fatalities including five civilians, 25 local troops, and between 198 and up to 300 Taliban terrorists.
The U.S. military in Afghanistan asserted on Twitter on Tuesday that, backed by American airpower, Farah city “remains” under Kabul’s control.
“[S]everal enemy check posts and centers have been overrun after causing serious toll to enemy,” the Taliban noted on Tuesday, later adding that it had attacks Farah’s “Sheibkoh district administration center, police headquarter and NDS [Afghanistan’s intelligence agency National Directorate of Security] district headquarter last night.”
Of Afghanistan’s 407 districts, Taliban terrorists controlled/influenced about 14.5 percent (59) and contested another 29.2 percent (119 districts).
#Farah city remains under govt. control. #ANDSF, supported by @USFOR_A #airpower, including @usairforce A-10s like one pictured, are on offensive against Taliban. @MoDAfghanistan has stated Afghan security forces are bringing their full capabilities to bear. #AFGStrong #ForAFG pic.twitter.com/n8WeR7q5xw
— USForces Afghanistan (@USFOR_A) May 15, 2018