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Taliban commander joins peace process with 65 comrades in Faryab

AT-KABUL: A key commander of the Taliban along with his 65 fighters, renounced violence and joined the peace process in northern Faryab province.

This comes aimed at ongoing military operations led by First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum to suppress militants in the province.

In a media statement, the vice president office, said that Taliban commander Rahimadad and his fighters surrendered to the Afghan security forces in Khwajah Sabzposh district on Sunday evening.

Welcoming them, Gen. Dostum said that the militants laid down arms to help bring peace and stability in the country.

Meanwhile, the office of the vice president, said that at least 115 Taliban insurgents renounced violence by laying down arms in Astana Baba and Dast-e-Laili areas of the same province.

It is worth mentioning that Gen Dostum is currently in battlefield to suppress militants in Faryab province.

Earlier, Gen Dostum had launched military operation in order to motivate Faryab security forces in fight against insurgency.

In that time, he was in full military uniform and seen driving in a tank as he joined security forces on patrol in Almar district in northern Faryab province as part of his drive to motivate security forces.

He also paid visit to a number of outposts to support the military forces and told them that “I am with you.”

Gen. Dostum termed Taliban and other insurgent groups, puppets to foreigners and said if the fight security forces, they would be eliminated.

He also lauded the all-out efforts of the Afghan security forces in order to restore peace and stability in the war-torn country.

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