On September 24, several members of the Afghan Parliament, from the central province of Uruzgan, called on the Afghan government to provide urgent help to dozens of personnel of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and the Afghan National Police (ANP) besieged by the Taliban inside a base in the district of Khas Uruzgan for more than two months now.
“They are in a very bad situation. Government is not reaching them, and a tragedy will happen there,” Uruzgan MP Obaidullah Barekzai stated, according to the Afghan TOLO TV. Another MP, Hanif Hanifi, said: “they are under siege and are hungry and the situation is very bad there.”
Several Afghan soldiers, who are currently besieged in Khas Uruzgan base, confirmed to TOLO that they are now suffering from shortage in food and said that the ANA has not made any effort to save them yet.
“We have called the army corps and army regiment and everyone else, but no one supports us,” a soldier of the ANA told TOLO in a phone call.
During the last few months, the Taliban stepped up its operations in Uruzgan and several areas around it, including the city of Ghazni. The Afghan group appears to be working to expand its control in central Afghanistan, especially near the key highways.