An Afghan security force personnel stands guard at the entrance gate of the government compound of Farah province, western Afghanistan May 15, 2018. (REUTERS/Stringer)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Afghan commandos and the US air force have driven the Taliban to the outskirts of Farah, officials said Wednesday, after a day-long battle to prevent the insurgents from seizing control of the western provincial capital.The US carried out more drone strikes overnight and the Afghan army is still clearing the city, Afghan and NATO officials said. A NATO spokesman warned there could be more fighting Wednesday.Aref Rezaee, a spokesman for the Afghan army's 207th Corps, said that with their help the Taliban were forced from the city at around midnight, some 24 hours after residents told AFP the initial assault began.The assault on Farah is the latest in a series of attempts by the Taliban to capture urban centers. Kunduz, Afghanistan's fifth largest city, fell briefly to the insurgents in 2015 .
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE