Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Battle For The Afghan City Of Kunduz Rages For The Second Day

NYT: Afghan Forces Push Taliban Out of Kunduz Center, Officials Say

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan officials said on Tuesday that their commando forces had reclaimed the main city square in Kunduz from the Taliban and were making gains elsewhere in the vital provincial capital, where the insurgents overran central neighborhoods on Monday.

Residents and local police officers reached by telephone said that clashes were continuing, with the insurgents focusing on the police headquarters and the governor’s compound.

Ahmad Javed Salim, a spokesman for the Afghan Army special forces in Kunduz, said a small team of American forces was on the ground near the governor’s compound to guide airstrikes if necessary.

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WNU Editor: I agree .... do not believe what the officials are saying .... Press reports contradict Resolute Support’s claim that Kunduz is under ‘ANDSF control’ (Threat Matrix).

More News On The Battle For The Afghan City Of Kunduz

Fighting rages in Afghanistan's Kunduz for second day -- Al Jazeera
Afghan forces flushing Taliban out of stategic city of Kunduz -- AFP
Afghan Taliban press attack on Kunduz; 12 police die in south -- AP
Taliban launch new attack in Kunduz -- News.com.au
In Kunduz, Afghan Forces Battling Taliban For Second Day -- RFE
Afghan Forces Retake Control of Kunduz -- VOA
Main Square in Afghan City of Kunduz Retaken From Taliban -- WSJ
Afghan troops hold Kunduz city center as Taliban attacks continue -- UPI
Questions over Afghan defenses as troops clear Kunduz city -- Reuters

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