28 Feb '18, 11am

Taliban flaunts apparent control in Kandahar district

In a newly released Taliban video, the group documented an overnight assault on a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. The base was situated in the highly contested district of Khakrez, where the Taliban has overrun several military outposts and took control of the district center for a short period of time last year. The video, entitled “From the Fronts of Khakrez ,” was released today on Voice of Jihad, the Taliban’s official propaganda website. The Taliban described Khakrez as “one of the strategic northern districts of Kandahar province which has experienced Jihadi triumphs over the course of last and this year including the take over of large military bases, check posts and briefly, the district center itself.” A large portion of the video detailed a nighttime assault on a military outpost in the district. A Taliban media operative recorded the attack t...

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