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ANSF take control of key Taliban hubs in Faryab

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) took control of two key Taliban centers in northern Faryab province, local officials said on Wednesday.

The district chief of Almar, Mohammad Saleh Saleh, said the security forces have taken control of important centers held by the Taliban in the district, including a prison of the militants.

He said one of the centers is a prison, where they torture prisoners. “The security forces have also taken control of Turbat and Badghisi areas in Almar district which had fallen into the hands of the Taliban,” he added.

He said the areas were under control of the Taliban for past two years.

The Taliban has not yet commented on the security forces operation.

This comes at a time when insurgents have increased their activities in the province and frequently attack local security forces and take control of some areas.

Faryab residents say they have witnessed large-scale fighting between Afghan security forces and the Taliban militants in recent weeks.

According to reports, the Taliban militants have already seized control of 40 villages, setting fire to some 30 residential homes.

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