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Ghormach District of Faryab Falls to Taliban

(Last Updated On: August 13, 2017 12:32 pm)

The Ghormach district of Faryab province collapsed into Taliban’s hands, officials confirmed on Sunday.

The representative of Faryab people in Senate House, Senator Gul Muhammad Rasouli confirmed the incident, saying Afghan forces called for more backup but the lack of support caused Taliban group capture most parts of the district.

A local commander in contact with Ariananews said, their forces were besieged in the area for 22 days, but finally forced to leave the district to the Taliban.

The Ghormach district is said to be one of the strategic parts of the Faryab province, and since last year, the Taliban’s mobility has increased in the district.

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