On August 10, the Taliban claimed control over the city of Farah, the capital of the province of the same name located in western Afghanistan.
Farah is located on the Farah River, close to the border with Iran and is one of the largest cities of western Afghanistan with the population of 54,000.
“The Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate also captured the center of Farah during Operation Conquest. The governor’s office and all its attachments in the memorial center were cleansed of the enemy and came under the control of Mujahidin. The pursuit of the remaining enemy is underway, and the enemy will soon be driven out of other areas”. – the Taliban’s claim reads.
The claim was proved with the photo showing Taliban members at governor’s headquarters in the center of the city. Police headquarters in Farah city also fell to the Taliban.
The city was attacked last night. In several hours, Taliban militants reached the city center.
— FJ (@Natsecjeff) August 10, 2021
As usual, the Taliban militants captured more Humvees and weapons in the city and took control of the local prison. Prisoners were released.
Meanwhile, the Afghan Air Force intensifies air strikes on Taliban hideouts in various Afghan provinces, to no significant avail so far.
— Fawad Aman (@FawadAman2) August 10, 2021
Farah became the 7th provincial capital to fall under Taliban’s control. In recent days the following cities were captured:
- Zaranj in Afghanistan’s western Nimruz province,
- Sheberghan in northern Jawzjan province,
- Kunduz in north-eastern Kunduz province,
- Sar-e-Pol in northern Sar-e-Pol province,
- Taloqan, the capital of Takhar province,
- Aibak, the capital of Samangan province.
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