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Taliban captures 60 villages in Faryab

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The Taliban militants have captured tens of villages in Faryab province recently, TOLOnews reported.

Sayed Abdul Baqi Hashemi, the chairman of Faryab provincial council, said that around 60 villages in the province have fallen to the Taliban’s hands over the past two days.

He added that conflicts in the province have forced more than 3,000 families in the province to leave their homes.

He said that the Taliban along with foreign militants have captured the villages in Qaisar, Almar and Pashtunkot districts of the province.

Hashemi urged the incumbent government to provide support to displaced families in the province.

Abdul Satar Barez, the acting governor of the province, confirmed that the Taliban militants have captured several villages in the province, but termed this a tactical retreat.

The Taliban militants have increased their activities across the country.

In a tragic the Taliban militant group recently captured several checkpoints in Jalrez district of central Maidan Wardak province and killed more than 30 policemen. However, Afghan security forces managed to retake the checkpoints from the militants.

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