Taliban Captures Key Base, Kills Dozens of Soldiers In Western Afghanistan


Taliban Captures Key Base, Kills Dozens of Soldiers In Western Afghanistan

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On February 23, Taliban fighters attacked a key base of the Afghan Army in the Kunsak area of the Bala Baluk district in the western Farah province, according to the Taliban news agency Voice of Jihad. Taliban fighters reportedly captured the base after three hours of clashes, in which twenty-five Afghan soldiers had been killed and two others had been captured by the movement.

Voice of Jihad reported that Taliban fighters had seized two armored vehicles, a pickup truck and loads of light and heavy weapons in the captured base.

Dadullah Qani, an official of Farah provincial council, confirmed that the Taliban had been able to capture a base of the Afghan Army in Bala Baluk district and said that twenty Afghan soldiers had been there, according to the Afghan Tolo news TV.

Large areas of Farah province are currently under the control of the Taliban, including key areas around the provincial capital, Farah city. Several Afghan officials warned on January 18 and 19 that the Taliban had been about to capture the provincial capital.

Later, on January 25 Farah province governor Mohammad Arif Shahjahan resigned from his position in protest to poor security conditions in the province. However, the Afghan Army and the NATO are yet to take any measures against the Taliban there.



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  • EoF

    Almost 17 years. Just LOL

    • Amine Mansouri

      well, war in northern Morocco against Spanish invaders lasted 22 years

      • Tudor Miron

        That’s eactly their (US/UK/Israel) aim – keep war going and heroin profits growing.

  • Behold a Pale Horse

    1984 – eternal war, globalists funding both sides.

  • S600

    US recently brought in ISIS from Syria and Iraq as a new player.. Taliban are trying to consolidate their areas in control before a new proxy war starts between bigger players then Pakistan and India.

  • Potato Potato

    ANA is absolutely useless.

    • Eagle123

      Lol, 100s of Taliban terrorist attacked on the so called base which was defende by 20 ANA soildiers, unlike others ANA fight till their last breath, they chose to die rather then being held as captives.
      Just yesterday an NDS soildier huged a suicide bomber and sent him to hell in order to protect his men and civillians and u call them useless. better think twice after this before splitting out BS next time.

      • Potato Potato

        You guys should be thankful US still has soldiers and Air Force in Afghanistan. No doubt there is heroism in the ANA, but as a whole they aren’t very good.

  • Samuel Boas

    The Taliban may be a terrorist organization to many but they sure know how to fight.

    • EoF

      Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires.

  • Pave Way IV

    I hope we have plenty of helicopters ready for the inevitable evacuation of Kabul. Our exit from Saigon was just… well, sloppy and disorganized. Someone could have been hurt. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e20feb0513f4e2f57825bbc7c415782eec906a2765355d75cdbb389e0e0163bc.png