Afghan Army Repels Taliban Attack On Farah City (Video, Photos)

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Afghan Army Repels Taliban Attack On Farah City (Video, Photos)

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On May 16, the Afghan Army and Police repelled an attack by the Taliban on the city of Farah, the capital of the western Farah province, according to the Afghan TOLO TV.

Governor of Farah Abdul Basir Salangi said that more than 2,000 fighters of the Taliban had participated in the failed attack, which began only a day earlier.

“First 1,000 Taliban insurgents attacked Farah districts on Tuesday and after the first attack over 1,000 other insurgents also joined the attack,” Salangi said, according to TOLO.

Salangi also revealed that the Taliban lost 300 of its fighters during the clashes around the city of Farah on May 15 and 16. Regarding the loses of the Afghan Army and Police, Salangi said that 5 soldiers, 10 policemen and 5 civilians were killed in the Taliban attack.

Afghan Army Repels Taliban Attack On Farah City (Video, Photos)

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Afghan Army Repels Taliban Attack On Farah City (Video, Photos)

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Meanwhile, the NATO mission in Afghanistan “Resolute Support” confirmed that the Afghan Army had repelled the Taliban attack and had secured the outskirts of the city. Moreover, the US military in Afghanistan announced that its MQ-9 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) and A-10 attack aircraft had carried out several airstrikes against Taliban fighters around Farah in support of the Afghan Army.

The Taliban news agency Voice of Jihad claimed on May 15 that Taliban fighters had captured several positions inside Farah city including the headquarter of the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS) after killing and injuring dozens of Afghan soldiers.

According to Afghan sources, several positions in the districts of Shir Koh, Pesht Koh and Regi area around Farah city are still under the control of the Taliban. Due to this, a second attack on the city is highly expected.

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  • King Tudor777

    In order not to destroy what is left of Afghanistan, the corrupt Afghan army needs to destroy the Taliban terrorists. It’s a very ugly battle, but the USA need to support the Afghan army. They’re all bad guys, some of them are only trying to survive, but their leadership is corrupt and rotten. In this case, the “less worst” side is the one backed by the USA.

    • Smaug

      Who’s up for a surge?

  • Smaug

    A brigade level engagement with double digit casualties? Such a mighty clash between mutually useless armies…

    • Mikronos

      You missed the part about the 30 percent loss to the attacking Taliban and the minimal losses to the defending forces. This might indicate the worm has turned.

      • Smaug

        US air support was decisive. But thanks for pointing that out [slaps self]

  • Vidura

    hahah nice! bet the anti-american faggots and isis supporters on this page are sad!

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