Saturday, May 6, 2017

Another District In Afghanistan Has Fallen To The Taliban

Reuters: Afghan Taliban take district near northern Kunduz in spring offensive

Taliban militants captured a district just outside the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday, officials said, pointing to renewed pickup in fighting after the insurgents announced their annual spring offensive last week.

Mahfouz Akbari, a police spokesman for eastern Afghanistan, said security forces had pulled out of Qala-i-Zal district, west of Kunduz city, on Saturday to avoid further civilian and military casualties after more than 24 hours of heavy fighting.

In a statement, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the insurgents had taken police headquarters, the governor's compound and all security checkpoints. He said several police and soldiers had been killed and wounded.

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More News On Another District In Afghanistan Falling To The Taliban

Police officials: Taliban run over a district headquarters -- AP
Taliban Again Seize Northern Afghanistan City -- VOA
Taliban Seizes Control of District in Northern Afghanistan -- Sputnik
Qala-e-Zal district in Kunduz has reportedly fallen to Taliban control -- Khaama Press
Taliban militants capture Afghan district near Kunduz as part of spring offensive -- International Business Times
Afghan Taliban take district near northern Kunduz in spring offensive -- DW
Taliban takes district near Afghan provincial capital Kunduz -- RT


Aizino Smith said...

This is the price we pay for having Muslim allies like Pakistan.

1. Pakistan on many occasion have threaten to shut down the MSR into Afghanistan
2. Pakistan did make attempts to clear the Tribal Authority of the Taliban, but only belatedly, much belatedly, never completed the job and only it seems after it became a problem for them also.
3. Kunduz airlift

Kunduz airlift

Date: November 2001
Location: Kunduz, Afghanistan

The Kunduz airlift refers to the evacuation of thousands of top commanders and members of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, their Pakistani advisers including Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence agents and army personnel, and other Jihadi volunteers and sympathizers, from the city of Kunduz, Afghanistan, in November 2001[2] just before its capture by U.S. and United Front of Afghanistan (Northern Alliance) forces during the War in Afghanistan. As described in several reports, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda combatants were safely evacuated from Kunduz and airlifted by Pakistan Air Force cargo aircraft to Pakistan Air Force bases in Chitral and Gilgit in Pakistan-administered Kashmir's Northern Areas.

This is the price we pay for being allied to Pakistan.

Hand the war over to Russia.
a.) The Russian will have a n MSR that does not run through Pokistan.
b.) The Russians cut our ASR through the Stans

U.S. Evicted From Air Base In Uzbekistan

c.) Russia originally invaded Afghanistan to protect a 'revolution', but also because people coming from Afghanistan were slipping across the border and causing unrest in Central Asian portion of the Soviet Union. They will again. Russian will be forced to act.

Jay Farquharson said...

Stephen Davenport said...

No it hasn't.

Aizino Smith said...

Mr Davenport is correct.

Somewhere in a basement Jay is having fun.