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Afghan Forces Battle Insurgents On Multiple Fronts: MoD

Paghman, Qarabagh and Surobi districts of Kabul province are among volatile areas in the country where security forces are engaging insurgents.

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) Wednesday said that the Afghan National Security Forces continue to battle insurgents on multiple fronts across the country.
 
The security forces have planned 21 military operations to hit insurgents in their strongholds, a defense ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish told reporters in Kabul on Wednesday.
 
Paghman, Qarabagh and Surobi districts of Kabul province are among volatile areas in the country where security forces are engaging insurgents.
 
Battles between security forces and Taliban also continued in some strategic locations in the southern province of Helmand and suburbs of provincial capital Lashkargah.
 
Reports indicate that government forces are also engaging insurgents in Trinkot, the capital of Uruzgan province.
 
But questions remain over why the security forces continue to act in a defensive mode rather than an offensive one.
 
“The issue that the enemy conducted a few attacks in a number of areas was to prevent offensives. But I am sure that the enemy’s facilities will end in winter and they will be smashed,” the MoD deputy spokesman Mohammad Radmanish said.
 
While the Taliban’s long insurgency shows no signs of ending, security forces are apparently struggling to hit them in their strongholds in Nangarhar, Logar, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Zabul, Nimroz, Herat, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Faryab, Takhar, Balkh and Sar-e-Pul provinces.
 
“Winter is important for us and for our forces in order to address our needs and besides that further prepare our forces for the next year,” the Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.
 
Meanwhile, the security situation in Helmand remains fragile.
 
This southern province is made up of thirteen districts - the Taliban control at least six districts and their presence is felt in the remaining seven districts.
 
Taliban insurgents also infiltrated some areas in suburbs of provincial capital Lashkargah.
 
“The war is ongoing in the city’s [Lashkargah] outskirts. The residents have lost their calm due to firing,” said Niazuddin a resident of Lashkargah city.
 
“Government says that we are conducting military operation's but there is no military operation. The outskirts of the city are insecure,” another resident of Lashkargah, Sardar Khan said.
 
The Taliban meanwhile carried out fresh offensives on Kunduz city and the security situation remains volatile.
 
“The Almar district is very close to the city’s center. Faryab’s center will diffidently fall if the enemy found their way to the district,” Almar district governor Mohammad Saleh said.
 
Embattled Afghan security forces fought deadly battles against the Taliban last year while experts have warned that this year will be another tough year for Afghanistan.

Afghanistan

Afghan Forces Battle Insurgents On Multiple Fronts: MoD

Paghman, Qarabagh and Surobi districts of Kabul province are among volatile areas in the country where security forces are engaging insurgents.

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Afghanistan’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) Wednesday said that the Afghan National Security Forces continue to battle insurgents on multiple fronts across the country.
 
The security forces have planned 21 military operations to hit insurgents in their strongholds, a defense ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish told reporters in Kabul on Wednesday.
 
Paghman, Qarabagh and Surobi districts of Kabul province are among volatile areas in the country where security forces are engaging insurgents.
 
Battles between security forces and Taliban also continued in some strategic locations in the southern province of Helmand and suburbs of provincial capital Lashkargah.
 
Reports indicate that government forces are also engaging insurgents in Trinkot, the capital of Uruzgan province.
 
But questions remain over why the security forces continue to act in a defensive mode rather than an offensive one.
 
“The issue that the enemy conducted a few attacks in a number of areas was to prevent offensives. But I am sure that the enemy’s facilities will end in winter and they will be smashed,” the MoD deputy spokesman Mohammad Radmanish said.
 
While the Taliban’s long insurgency shows no signs of ending, security forces are apparently struggling to hit them in their strongholds in Nangarhar, Logar, Paktia, Paktika, Ghazni, Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, Zabul, Nimroz, Herat, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Faryab, Takhar, Balkh and Sar-e-Pul provinces.
 
“Winter is important for us and for our forces in order to address our needs and besides that further prepare our forces for the next year,” the Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said.
 
Meanwhile, the security situation in Helmand remains fragile.
 
This southern province is made up of thirteen districts - the Taliban control at least six districts and their presence is felt in the remaining seven districts.
 
Taliban insurgents also infiltrated some areas in suburbs of provincial capital Lashkargah.
 
“The war is ongoing in the city’s [Lashkargah] outskirts. The residents have lost their calm due to firing,” said Niazuddin a resident of Lashkargah city.
 
“Government says that we are conducting military operation's but there is no military operation. The outskirts of the city are insecure,” another resident of Lashkargah, Sardar Khan said.
 
The Taliban meanwhile carried out fresh offensives on Kunduz city and the security situation remains volatile.
 
“The Almar district is very close to the city’s center. Faryab’s center will diffidently fall if the enemy found their way to the district,” Almar district governor Mohammad Saleh said.
 
Embattled Afghan security forces fought deadly battles against the Taliban last year while experts have warned that this year will be another tough year for Afghanistan.

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