Covering government forces on Thursday wrested back control of a western provincial capital stormed by the Taliban a day earlier and thousands of fresh soldiers have actually been deployed to the region, the protection ministry said.
It said some fighting was continuing the edges of Qala-e-Naw, funding of Badghis province, which surrounds the main Oriental country of Turkmenistan.
Insurgents carried Wednesday took key federal government buildings in the city consisting of the station as part of a remarkable Taliban breakthrough unraveling as foreign forces take out from Afghanistan after a 20-year-long intervention.
“The city is totally (back) under our control and we are carrying out operations against the Taliban on the outskirts of the city,” support ministry representative Fawad Aman stated.
The ministry stated 69 Taliban boxers had actually been killed in fresh operations on the edge of Qala-e-Naw– the very first significant provincial funding gotten in by the Islamist insurgents in their newest offensive.
A big quantity of Taliban arms as well as ammunition was also confiscated by federal government forces, the ministry claimed on Twitter.
The rest of Badghis province remains in Taliban hands. Western safety officials say the Taliban have actually recorded more than 100 areas in Afghanistan; the Taliban say they hold over 200 districts in 34 provinces comprising over half the country. Main cities and also provincial capitals continue to be under federal government control.
The insurgents have been obtaining region for weeks however accelerated their thrust as the United States abandoned its main Afghan base, effectively finishing a treatment that began with the ousting of the extreme Islamist Taliban federal government in 2001.
Taliban breakthroughs have actually been particularly significant in north provinces where they had actually long been kept at bay. Stop-start peace negotiation in between the government and insurgents continue to be inconclusive.
Later Thursday, US President Joe Biden is set up to comment on the United States withdrawal, which has actually raised concerns of a break out of civil war there as well as drawn criticism.