Pentagon says the offensive mode against insurgents will result in better coordination among government forces.
Six Afghan Military Corps On The Offensive Against Militants
The United States Department of Defense said that for the first time six military corps in Afghanistan are on the offensive against insurgents.
Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said Afghan military corps offensive status against insurgents, especially Taliban, will increase cooperation and will increase security forces efficiencies.
“For the first time across Afghanistan, all six Afghan army corps are on the offensive against the Taliban. This is a great milestone for Afghanistan that would allow for coordinated campaigns as they take the fight to the Taliban throughout the country,” White said on Thursday.
White said Afghan security forces with the support of foreign advisers and US airstrikes defeated a big attack of the Taliban on Farah City.
“Farah has not fallen. This week the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces supported by US air power and advisers defeated a major Taliban offensive in Farah City in western Afghanistan,” White added.
In the meantime, Farah officials said the responsibility of security belts of Farah City has been given to Afghan commandos.
According to officials, Farah City is faced with no security threats at the moment.
“Neighboring countries were behind Farah war,” Farid Bakhtawar, head of Farah Provincial Council, said.
"I promise that this time we will establish such a security belt that no one can enter the city,” said Gada Mohammad Dost, an army commander in Farah.
Farah residents meanwhile said the city's situation is normal, but people are still afraid of insecurity.
“The situation is good, but people are afraid and worried because it is said that the Taliban are hidden in parts of the city," Fazl Ahmad, a resident of Farah, said.
"Shops are open and people commute in the city and there is no problem,” said Mohammad Daud, a resident of Farah.
Taliban launched big attack on Farah City this week but the militants were pushed back after Afghan commandos were deployed to the province.